David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by the American artist Cy Gavin (b. 1985), on view at the gallery’s London location. This will be his first solo presentation in the United Kingdom.
Gavin’s monumental paintings on view feature potent landscapes that serve as conduits for larger themes, including race, memory, and the possibilities of the medium of painting itself.
Composed of acrylic and oil and, at times, incorporating a range of unconventional materials, the complex surfaces of these canvases bring together the personal and the collective, powerfully joining points connected to Gavin’s own Afro-Caribbean ancestry and American upbringing as well as contested histories in places that he has lived and traveled to.
Image: Cy Gavin, Untitled (Moon), 2021 (detail)