Maple frame with cherry spline
15 1/2 " x 13"
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 him 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.