Diametric ‘Scape States

Cy Gavin, “Untitled (Grass growing on a weir),” 2022… Credit…via Gagosian; Photo by Rob McKeever.

“He’s showing us in the natural world our own inner landscape,” said [collector Bernard] Lumpkin, who owns four Gavin canvases. “When you’re inhabiting a painting by Cy, you’re inhabiting a world which is simultaneously strange and familiar; real and surreal; local and foreign.”

(Robin Pogrebin, “A Modern Take on the Hudson River School Tradition,” New York Times, 2-1-23)

Cy Gavin, “Untitled (Moon),” 2022. Credit…via Gagosian; Photo by Rob McKeever.

The manscape I inhabit’s belly button is simultaneously inward and outward.

(c) 2023 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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