Cyrus Tilton and "The Cycle"
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Provocative, inventive, and astounding, The Cycle by Cyrus Tilton includes a kinetic installation overflowing with sculptures of locusts in various stages of breeding and development as a metaphor for the dangers of over-consumption. This larger-than-life installation will be discussed by three champions of Tilton’s artwork: gallerist and early supporter Lonnie Lee; Ron Holthuysen of Scientific Art Studio, who trained Cyrus in large-scale sculpture fabrication; and writer and art critic DeWitt Cheng. Cyrus was the inaugural winner of the John S. Knudsen prize, awarded to emerging or mid-career California artists, and his sculpture Lovers will become part of the Crocker’s permanent collection. He passed away last year of cancer at the age of 39.
Conversation and a Q&A with the audience will follow, along with a brief reception to honor the artist.
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Cyrus Tilton, Lovers, 2011. Steel, muslin, beeswax, and damar resin. 12 x 6 1/2 x 6 ft. Photo courtesy of Vessel Gallery.