May 20, 2023

Embodied Era 

Modern Interpretations of Historic Subjects

By Sylvia Estes. Photographs by Em McCann Zauder. 

On View May — July 2023
Germantown, NY

Embodied Era pairs abstract sculptures by Ariela Nomi Kuh with
paintings and process drawings by Peter Cusack.

Inspired by traditions of craft and storytelling, Kuh and Cusack present interpretations of how the human form has been portrayed and articulated over time. By approaching the historicity of this subject matter through a contemporary lens, Embodied Era addresses how the past can serve as a framework for us to approach who we are today.

Kuh’s work featured in this exhibition considers the human form and how the body shapes clay.

The dynamic qualities captured in each vessel are expressions of her engagement with the medium itself. Kuh’s process embodies a respect for this material’s history and for its ongoing and ever evolving potential.

Peter Cusack’s practice is rooted in his drawings of lived experiences, cultural observations, and early 19th Century French art.

In the face of a society that can feel chaotic, 19th Century art offers Cusack a solace: a reverence for humanity and for how we fit into nature. It is this dichotomy, between chaos and order, that informs Cusack’s paintings.

Many of the figures Cusack depicts are representations of loved ones passed. Their presence in his paintings are both palpable and abstract, much like memories. Through painting, Cusack is at once externalizing his own memory, while simultaneously examining our collective history and relationship to the human form through art.

Embodied Era
On View May — July 2023

Mary MacGill
212 Main Street
Germantown, NY 12526


Embodied Era

Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lean
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lean
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lean
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lean

Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lean

$700.00
Peter Cusack - Love What Survives
Peter Cusack - Love What Survives
Peter Cusack - Love What Survives
Peter Cusack - Love What Survives

Peter Cusack - Love What Survives

$8,000.00
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lumbar
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lumbar
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lumbar
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lumbar

Ariela Nomi Kuh - Lumbar

$700.00
Peter Cusack - Figure Study
Peter Cusack - Figure Study

Peter Cusack - Figure Study

$1,950.00
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 1
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 1
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 1
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 1

Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 1

$400.00
Peter Cusack - Landscape Study
Peter Cusack - Landscape Study

Peter Cusack - Landscape Study

$1,950.00
Peter Cusack - Color Study
Peter Cusack - Color Study

Peter Cusack - Color Study

$1,950.00
Peter Cusack - Figure Twisting
Peter Cusack - Figure Twisting
Peter Cusack - Figure Twisting
Peter Cusack - Figure Twisting

Peter Cusack - Figure Twisting

$4,000.00
Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Blue
Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Blue
Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Blue
Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Blue

Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Blue

$1,950.00
Peter Cusack - The Death of Michelangelo
Peter Cusack - The Death of Michelangelo
Peter Cusack - The Death of Michelangelo
Peter Cusack - The Death of Michelangelo

Peter Cusack - The Death of Michelangelo

$5,000.00
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 2
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 2
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 2
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 2

Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 2

$1,500.00
Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Red
Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Red

Peter Cusack - Death of Michaelangelo Study in Red

$1,950.00
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Illium
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Illium
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Illium
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Illium

Ariela Nomi Kuh - Illium

$400.00
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 1
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 1

Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 1

$1,500.00
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 3
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 3
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 3
Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 3

Ariela Nomi Kuh - Copper Figure 3

$800.00
Peter Cusack - The Art of Seeing
Peter Cusack - The Art of Seeing
Peter Cusack - The Art of Seeing
Peter Cusack - The Art of Seeing

Peter Cusack - The Art of Seeing

$7,000.00
Peter Cusack - Horizon Study
Peter Cusack - Horizon Study

Peter Cusack - Horizon Study

$1,500.00
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 3
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 3
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 3
Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 3

Peter Cusack - Figure Study Drawing 3

$1,500.00

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