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
The Falcon, Love of Line, Portraits from the 1970’s and the 2010’s, Marlboro, NY
Heller Gallery, Pre-Internet: Optic-Kinetic Sculpture from the 80’s and 90’s, NY,NY
Theo Gantz Gallery, Remastered Portraits, Beacon, NY
The Falcon Jazz Club, Patterns and Portraits, Marlboro. NY
Butler Institute of American Art, Light Sculptures, Youngstown, Ohio
Bridge Gallery, Light Sculptures, New York, New York
Van Brunt Gallery, Light and Shadow, Beacon, New York
Tribeca Fine Arts, New York City
Compositions Gallery, San Francisco
1998, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1988, 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980
Heller Gallery, New York City
Carpe Diem Gallery, Paris, France
Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
Broadway Windows, New York City
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Art Miami, Dongwa Ode Gallery, Miami, Florida.
Art New York, Dongwa Ode Gallery, NYC.
Art on Paper, Dongwa Ode Gallery, NYC.
2018 Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, Turbulence: Optical Abstraction, NYC.
Ann Street Gallery, Kaleidosocope of Perspectives, Newburgh, NY.
Wired Gallery, Abstract Painting, High Falls, NY.
Pierogi Gallery, Group Show, Brooklyn NY
Valentine Gallery, Group Show, Brooklyn, NY.
Light & Shadow, Glas Museet Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, Katonah Museum of Art, New York.
2003, 2002, 2001
Sculpture Garden, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, New York.
Glass National, Habatat Gallery, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Hsinchu International Glass Art Festival, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Glass in Japan, Japan
Marco Museo del Arte Contemoraneo, Monterrey, Mexico.
Contemporary Art NIKI, Tokyo, Japan.
Le Verre: International Exposition, Rouen, France.
Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea
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