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Sydney Cash

Sydney Cash explores the optical nature of pattern and movement through painting, sculpture and installation. In his works, Cash investigates philosophical and psychological questions, such as the relationship between the work and the viewer and between the work and its environment, while changing the boundaries between image and object.

 

Light plays a key role in his sculptures and installations. Integrating glass and mirrors, the artist manipulates light as a physical material, transforming it into complex images composed of reflections, refractions and shadows. His kinetic sculptures created in the 1980's and 1990's are constructed by overlaying ribbed industrial glass on top of paper printed with various patterns. The vibrating movements, together with the blending of colors created by these patterns, become optically kinetic as they are revealed in relation to the viewers movement, thus making each projected experience unique to the individual.

 

Works by Sydney Cash have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. His works are held in the permanent collections of major art institutes such as the Museum of Modern Art the Corning Museum of Glass, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

The Falcon, Love of Line, Portraits from the 1970’s and the 2010’s, Marlboro, NY

2016

Heller Gallery, Pre-Internet: Optic-Kinetic Sculpture from the 80’s and 90’s, NY,NY

2015

Theo Gantz Gallery, Remastered Portraits, Beacon, NY

2014

The Falcon Jazz Club, Patterns and Portraits, Marlboro. NY

2010-2011

Butler Institute of American Art, Light Sculptures, Youngstown, Ohio

2009

Bridge Gallery, Light Sculptures, New York, New York

2005

Van Brunt Gallery, Light and Shadow, Beacon, New York

2003

Tribeca Fine Arts, New York City

1999

Compositions Gallery, San Francisco

1998, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1988, 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980

Heller Gallery, New York City

1993, 1991

Carpe Diem Gallery, Paris, France

1992

Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland

1990, 1987

Broadway Windows, New York City

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

Art Miami, Dongwa Ode Gallery, Miami, Florida.

2019

Art New York, Dongwa Ode Gallery, NYC.

2019

Art on Paper, Dongwa Ode Gallery, NYC.

2018 Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, Turbulence: Optical Abstraction, NYC.

2017

Ann Street Gallery, Kaleidosocope of Perspectives, Newburgh, NY.

2016

Wired Gallery, Abstract Painting, High Falls, NY.

2015

Pierogi Gallery, Group Show, Brooklyn NY

2014

Valentine Gallery, Group Show, Brooklyn, NY.

2013

Light & Shadow, Glas Museet Ebeltoft, Denmark.

Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

2007

Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, Katonah Museum of Art, New York.

2003, 2002, 2001

Sculpture Garden, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, New York.

2000, 1983

Glass National, Habatat Gallery, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

1997

Hsinchu International Glass Art Festival, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

1996

Glass in Japan, Japan

1992

Marco Museo del Arte Contemoraneo, Monterrey, Mexico.

1992

Contemporary Art NIKI, Tokyo, Japan.

1991

Le Verre: International Exposition, Rouen, France.

1990

Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY. Museum of Modern Art, NY. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL. The Butler Museum of American Art

Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York City. Flint Museum of Art, Flint, MI. Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France. La Musee des Arts Decoratifs de la Ville de Lausanne, Switzerland. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI. The Henry, Dearborn, MI. The Barry Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. Ball State University Collection, Muncie, IN. Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania. Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Glas Museet Ebeltoft, Denmark. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Kimosabe, 2012, glass, copper, mirror panels, two overhead lights,  73 x31 x 4 inches

Black Diamond, 1996, glass and metal, 35 x 35 x 4 inches