PEP Gallery is pleased to announce Kevin Cyr’s first solo-exhibition in Brooklyn. “Look Both Ways” refers not just to the obvious looking out for traffic, but also to the idea of looking both East and West for cultural and artist influences. Cyr merges Asian vehicles with popular brand iconography of the West. Indian rickshaws are branded with American junk food logos while an Asian tricycle is equipped with a camper top-ready for a trip across the United States – or to explore Inner Mongolia. Cyr’s work is impeccably produced with highly rendered detail in both his paintings and drawings.
For the past couple of years, Cyr’s work has mainly focused on vehicles he has encountered on the streets of his neighborhood as well as places he has traveled within the U.S. and abroad. While the car remains an iconic status symbol in contemporary culture, Cyr finds beauty in derelict and unkempt vehicles including the varying types of locomotion found abroad.
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada and studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.