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“Hell and High Water”
November 9, 2012, 9:00 am
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A new piece I did for a Hurricane Sandy relief art show…


“Hell and High Water”
pen on reconstructed found paper
11″ x 17″
2012

Can be seen or purchased at the “RELIEF” Art Show TONIGHT ONLY. All proceeds from the show go to help out people affected by Hurricane Sandy.



“The Hand That Fed Me”
November 6, 2012, 6:00 pm
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I couldn’t get much art done the past summer. Big reason… broken hand. Somedays I really  felt like chewing it off..

“The Hand That Fed Me”
acrylics on reconstructed hospital bills/paperwork
14 11/2″ x 24″ x 1 3/4″
2012

detail

thick 1 3/4″ panel as usual



More Art Soon/ “Letter To Ex”
October 10, 2012, 5:50 am
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“Letter To Ex”
pen on paper
2012



“The People Vs…”
September 26, 2012, 9:00 am
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“The People Vs…”
pen on rearranged court papers and lawyer receipts
8.5″ x 11″
2012



“A Warrant Was Issued…”
September 14, 2012, 6:00 am
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“A Warrant Was Issued…”
pen on rearranged court papers and lawyer receipts
7″ x 10″
2012



“Keys To The City”
August 28, 2012, 9:00 am
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“Keys To The City”
pen on found paper
6″ x 9″
2012



NYC Subway / Tarantula Diorama

A little (literally) diorama I made of the Franklin Ave. Station  (Brooklyn) for a juvenile OBT tarantula to live in…

A few pics before the spidee moved in…

And one more post move-in and webbing…

“NYC Subway/ Tarantula Diorama”
4″ x 4″ x 8″
paper, cardboard, styrofoam, wood,  n-scale model train track, acrylic paint, marker, plastic enclosure and… one OBT tarantula
2012



“Dismissed”
August 21, 2012, 9:00 am
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“Dismissed”
black and white pens on court summons
3″ x 6″
2012



“HELLO KITTY” Bathroom Mural
August 15, 2012, 8:28 am
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A Hello Kitty/ New York City inspired bathroom mural I did last year…

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acrylic, spraypaint, enamal and glitter make-up on bathroom wall
12′ x 4′ (approx.)
2011



Kevin CYR “In Praise of Rust”

Cool oil painting by Kevin Cyr. A NYC van, complete with rust, dents, and graffiti. And upon close examination… ALONE and NET marker tags (under a paint tag) on the door. Haha.. New York City!

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“In Praise Of Rust” by Kevin Cyr


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Here’s a few more of his paintings…


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from JonathanLevineGallery.com

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2012) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce In Praise of Rust, a series of new oil paintings on panel by New York-based artist Kevin Cyr, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

In Praise of Rust 
features paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction. Cyr includes a meticulous level of detail in his portrait-like representations with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age. Removing the context of the urban landscape, he places a strong focus on his subjects by isolating them in fields of flat, solid color.

The neglected appearance and utilitarian function of these vans carry a bit of nostalgia. Once ubiquitous in large urban cities, they have now become far more rare, replaced by heavily branded box trucks. In the artist’s words, “painting them is my way of documenting a grit that is slowly disappearing from New York. In a culture where people are lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find so much character in derelict vans. I have always been interested in painting vehicles that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.”

On the subject of his exhibition title, Cyr says “Rust serves as a good metaphor for this series, a symbol for deterioration and decay. The meaning also changes slightly when used as an adjective, as in: to become ‘rusty’ or impaired through inaction or disuse.”

Common themes in Cyr’s larger body of work have included mobility, sustainability and self-reliance. Referencing consumer culture and the fuel/energy crisis, these paintings offer a subtle commentary on how rapidly the technology of our generation becomes perceived as obsolete, amid an increasingly unstable and uncertain climate of economic and environmental issues.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums, internationally. In March 2012, Cyr’s work was the subject of an article in The New York Times. Cyr was recently interviewed by fellow artist Dan Witz for a feature that will appear in the May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz, and the May 2012 issue of NYLON Magazine will include a story on Cyr, as well.



“STUCK” Zine #1

New zine out from CarnageNYC. Thick 60 pages of pics and interviews, stickers, and dope  silkscreened covers (frameable pieces themselves). Check em out…

“Stuck” No 1 consists of 60 pages of previously unreleased photos of some of the sickest NYC stickers plus interviews with BASER, ALONE, MINUS and CRASTY. Each copy of the zine comes with three hand-written stickers, along with a full set of four vinyl stickers made exclusively for this issue. The cover image was screenprinted over layers of stickers and up to four colors of paint, giving each cover a completely unique look and texture. (Note: a very small number of covers are available in white ink).

Stuck is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

More info and pics at CarnageNYC.

Get a copy here.

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( * pics stolen from Juxtapoz, words snagged from Carnage.)


“We. They. We. They.”
February 23, 2012, 9:00 am
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A little drawing I did  the other night  (while being antisocial/ doodling in the corner at the party)…


“We. They. We. They.”
pen (black, white, and silver) on found paper
2012



“Snowblind” group show


Awesome group show featuring Martha Cooper, Ray Mock, Jesse Edwards, Mike P, Ian Reid, Alexander Richter, Steven Siegel, Michael Fales, Oscar Arriola, Graham Shimberg and Bob Barry.

And while you’re there pick up a copy of  Carnage #2,  “Making Deals”, “The Old New York”  and  “Locked” zines (while they’re still available).

 

Klughaus Gallery
47 Monroe St.
New York, NY 10002

 



“Bobby Zero”

A background I painted for a cocktail party & presentation for the Flying Canter Brothers’ new film “Bobby Zero” starring Mos Def and Erykah Badu…

35′ x 6′
spraypaint on… not a wall… not canvas… but… PAPER! Ugh!!
(photo:  Rae Maxwell ..Thanks!)

The Flying Canter Brothers talking a bit about the film.

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, or as you might know her.. Erykah Badu, provided some audio candy for the night.. fun times.

Filming for “Bobby Zero” will begin shortly, check it out when it’s done next year!



“Be Mine”

If I had a Valentine… I’d give her my heart…

“Be Mine”
heart: oil and artist’s blood on handcut wood heart
box: oil on cardboard heart shaped candy box  lined with plush gray fur and pleated satin
7″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ box dimensions
2012




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