Cheryl Sim on Untitled
Cy Gavin works across painting as well as sculpture, performance, and video. His Bermudan heritage offers a lens through which to approach and think about the African diaspora, his paternal lineage with the Caribbean island, and its complicated relationship with the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. He lives and works in upstate New York and conducts his field research often during walks at night. This practice of seeing at night has brought about a richly saturated colour palette that can be appreciated in his work, Untitled, which puts forth the beauty and force of nature.
About Cy Gavin
Cy Gavin was born in 1985 in Pittsburgh. Since receiving his MFA from Columbia University, New York in 2016, he has lived and worked in Upstate New York. Gavin’s work is in the collection of several acclaimed collections, including: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Fondazione Memmo, Rome; The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Mass MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.