Andrew Lyght: Full Circle
Curated by Tumelo Mosaka
January 20 — April 10, 2016
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries
Opening reception Saturday, February 6, 2016, 5–7 pm
Andrew Lyght, Air Rights NYLyght 6136, 2009–10, courtesy the artist
Full Circle is a venture into the departures, encounters, discoveries, and transgressions that inform Andrew Lyght's artistic practice and life. While living and working for decades in various cultural contexts such as Guyana, Canada, and the United States, Lyght has pursued an extensive inquiry into the mechanics of art making.
Andrew Lyght, Industrial Painting/Sheathing 0516JC, 1993–1994, Rust-Oleum enamel, Prismacolor pencil on steel sheathing and Steel post and lintel frame, courtesy the artist
Andrew Lyght with Industrial Painting/Plumb Line 1330KL, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1994. Photo credit: Claudia Mann
Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Andrew Lyght: Full Circle is the artist's first museum exhibition since he moved to Kingston, NY in 2006. Best known for his flexible and volumetric forms, vibrant paintings, and abstract linear drawings, Lyght creates a wide range of works that analyze the structural properties of painting and reanimate pictorial space as an open system. Over the many years he has developed an art form that explores the built environment as a dynamic pictorial subject, introducing new ways of seeing the world around us.
Andrew Lyght, Porthole/Sheathing 0548MB, 1998–2001, courtesy the artist