The Bearable Lightness
of Becky Young

Her images are layered, evocative, mysterious. As an adjunct associate professor of fine arts at Penn for the past three decades, Becky Young has explored the female form as the embodiment of evolution, and her multi-level investigation evolved from the tangible to the symbolic, from corporeality to spirituality, and finally to death and transformation. Young, who was profiled in a Gazette cover story in May 1981, is retiring at the end of this academic year, and a recent retrospective of her work—“A Body of Light 1961-2005”—at the Charles Addams Gallery on campus brought together “conventional” photography, mixed media, paintings, and collage.


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