Dana Younger is a process fanatic. He uses a wide variety of sculptural mediums and processes to call attention to cultural moments that warrant reexamination. Humor, beauty and biting commentary combine in his work and invite the viewer to take another look. His work explores meta-materiality, western conventions and expansion, cultural programming and the cost of war.
Dana Younger earned a BA in Theater from the University of Texas at Austin. His experiences in the theater, including acting, directing and prop making, all culminated with an interest in art fabrication and business. Younger began his work as an artist as a founding partner of Blue Genie Art Bazaar, an annual holiday art show, and Blue Genie Art Industries, an art/fabrication company. Currently he is a manager of writers, designers and fabricators for Texas Parks and Wildlife. His work has been featured in galleries throughout Texas and the US including New Mexico State University, the Louise Hopkins-Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Wright State University in Ohio, Purdue University in Indiana, Abilene Christian University, Texas A&M and Stephen F. Austin University in Texas Younger was awarded “Best in Show” in the 2014 Georgetown Art Hop Statewide Arts Competition. He says, “whether it’s making rubber molds, CAD models, or creative relationships, the excitement for me is learning new materials, people, and ways of putting things together.”
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