Peggy Cyphers: Recent Work
Peggy Cyphers responds to the multi-dimensional experience of Being through painterly gesture and luminous layers of pigments. Cyphers creates the sensation of gazing upwards through indeterminate, glowing layers defying both perspective and gravity. In this latest body of work, Peggy Cyphers' gestural brushwork is evident not only on canvas but watercolor and monotypes on paper reflecting her overarching aesthetic concern of the interconnectedness of all beings to the earth and to each other.
In the Brooklyn Rail, Jonathan Goodman writes about Ms. Cyphers: "Cyphers makes it clear that she has opted for a double awareness, in which non-objective insight vies with close scrutiny of the natural world.” New York Times’ Roberta Smith notes that Cyphers paints “in an effortless style...with various ideas in the air: notational, pattern-prone motifs, landscape references and allusions to textiles and fabric.”
About Peggy Cyphers: Peggy Cyphers' work can be found in many important museum,university and public collections including National Gallery, Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, Wash. and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa to name but a few. She is a recipient of many Grants include National Endowment for the Arts, Peter S. Reed Foundation, The Elizabeth Foundation, National Studio Award PS.1. Residency awards include Yaddo, Art Omi, Tong Xian Art Beijing, Santa Fe Art Institute, ISCP, Triangle & Clocktower/P.S.1. Peggy Cyphers is a tenured adjunct professor of Visual Arts at Pratt Institute. More information about the artist can be found:
Video interview: https://vimeo.com/86328765 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Cyphers
Peggy Cyphers: Recent Work opens on November 4th with an artist's reception from 5-8pm and will run through November 26th.