On May 19th, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new body of work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed). As the title of the showing In Praise of Rust suggests, the NY-based painter has a love for deterioration and decay, specifically on old vehicles like vans and commercial delivery trucks. After photographing them on the streets, he heads back to the studio to render them in detail on wood panels, making sure to include all the graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction that come of age. This will be his first solo at the Chelsea showpace so stop by to check out the new work if you have a chance.
Discuss Kevin Cyr here.