• Peggy Cyphers: Prints and Paintings

    Date posted: June 3, 2015 Author: jolanta
    Peggy Cyphers "Animal Spirits-Floaters" 2012 Acrylic on Canvas

    Peggy Cyphers “Animal Spirits-Floaters” 2012 Acrylic on Canvas

    Solo Exhibition June 6 – 28, 2015
    Artist Reception Sat, June 6, 5-8pm
    at Cross Contemporary Art, 81 Partition St
    Saugerties, New York 12477

    Peggy Cyphers solo exhibition of paintings and prints opens Sat, June 6th at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties, NY.   The art of Peggy Cyphers responds to the multi-dimensional experience of the landscape from the various viewpoints of living beings. Gazing skyward from the bottom of a cavern like a fox or towards the horizon in a ruffle of woodpecker feathers, Ms. Cyphers re-imagines the world through different animal consciousnesses, defying both perspective and gravity. For her show at Cross Contemporary Art, Peggy Cyphers introduces a series of cyanotypes (prints created by sunlight) using rare botanical prairie grass samples and mysterious equine imagery whose reverse shadows are suspended in a sky-blue ground.
    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 that corrupts and complicates the staining technique originated by Color Field painters like Helen Frankenthaler with various ideas in the air: notational, pattern-prone motifs, landscape references and allusions to textiles and fabric.” Cross Contemporary Art gallery director, Jen Dragon writes that “throughout Ms. Cyphers long and distinguished career, her overarching aesthetic concern has always been the interconnectedness of all beings to the earth and to each other”

    About Peggy Cyphers: 
    Peggy Cyphers’ work can be found in many important museum,university and public collections throughout the world 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, SC, 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 and PS.1. Residency awards include Yaddo, Art Omi, Tong Xian Art Beijing, Santa Fe Art Institute, ISCP, Triangle & Clocktower/P.S.1.
    Currently, Peggy Cyphers is a tenured adjunct professor of visual arts at Pratt Institute.
    About Cross Contemporary Art: Cross Contemporary Art is a gallery dedicated to showing mid-career and established artists who have a connection to New York City, Hudson Valley and Catskills region. Open Thurs through Mon 12-6, Tues and Wed by appointment or chance. 81 Partition st Saugerties, NY 12477 Phone Gallery Director Jen Dragon 845.399.9751 for more information

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