Stolenspace Gallery will be presenting two solo shows on Friday, March 2, 2017. One of which will be Jamie Evans’, “Something Different, Something New” whom I have interviewed last week. In contrast to this show, Kevin Cyr will be showcasing his work as well. He has dedicated his craft in portraying decaying vandalized delivery vans from various cities that he’s been to.
As an artist moving in and about the industrialized worlds, Kevin Cyr found fascination in commercial vehicles from his daily encounters. In his show, titled “Common Ground”, Kevin dares to show subjects that has beauty in the depressing rapid decay of a neglected thing, something familiar to us. He gives his audience something to ponder; something one might easily ignore and easily dismiss in this visual environment. Kevin paints a picture of delivery vans that focuses only on what we’ve been ignoring all along — the unnoticeable objects, the quotidian — that we barely set our eyes on.
Expect painted lateral portraits of vans, vandalized and tagged with layers upon layers of monikers. Amalgamations of grit and hard-labor stories beautifully placed against solid toned backdrops. Perhaps the artist metaphorically guises these vans as the people who utilizes them. If so, he succeeded. Kevin Cyr’s art is revealing, sentient, and nostalgic.
Interview by Mark Changco.
Art by Kevin Cyr.