Kevin Cyr

Gallery Affiliations: Alden Gallery, White Walls

Region: Northeast

In a culture that is permeated by consumerism and easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt buildings. As the urban industrial landscape around me continues to evolve, artifacts like these are often overlooked.

In this particular series, I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust. Removing them from their everyday context, I place them on a solid color field giving them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.

Isolating these objects allows me a chance to document a time and place, and to make still a part of the ever-changing urban environment.