Contemporary artist Cy Gavin will discuss his art and practice engaging with landscape, identity, and his family history in Bermuda, while exploring how those themes relate to the works on view by exhibition artists Paa Joe and John Dunkley.
A Critical Walk-Through is a guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. It includes conversations with artists, scholars, and curators, providing an intimate opportunity to engage with the central themes and histories found in the artwork. The program is limited to 25 individuals.
Cy Gavin was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University School of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Devils’ Isle at VNH Gallery, Paris (2018), and At Heaven’s Command at Sargent’s Daughters, New York (2016). Group exhibitions include Lure of the Dark, currently on view at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Between the Waters at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018); Dirge at JTT Gallery, New York (2017); Frame by Frame at Callicoon Fine Arts, New York (2017); Hecate at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2017); and High Anxiety at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016).
Images: Cy Gavin; Bather I; 2017; acrylic, chalk, ink, and oil on canvas; 92 x 92 in. Image courtesy of the artist.
Cy Gavin; Sally Bassett Laughing at Crow Lane; 2016; acrylic, oil, chalk, and Bermudiana seeds on denim; 120 x 57 in. Image courtesy of The Rubell Family Collection.