A figure echoed and twinned proliferates across a landscape. Images persist, transform, and assert themselves. The Expulsion. Snyder''s dogs on the hunt. A photograph discarded, some record of a camping trip, found blown down Underhill and Bergen. Several moments from a wedding on a hill in California, captured on film in the '70s. Histories personal and universal are leveled by the surface and the paint. There's a feeling of perpetuity or at least of time-extending in these paintings, but that's only one of many lies the medium is built upon.
Anthony Cudahy is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his BFA in 2011 from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. His work has appeared in shows across the United States and the UK. In 2014 he exhibited a body of paintings entitled Heaven Inside at Uprise Art’s Outpost gallery and has been in group shows at ATHICA, the Nancy Margolis gallery, Vox Populi, the Perfect Nothing Catalogue and the Knockdown Center. His work has also been featured and reviewed in publications including Paris Review, Hello Mr. and Marco Polo Quarterly. He is also a contributing curator for Packet Biweekly.
Cudahy recently completed a year-long residency with the Artha Project in the Brooklyn Navy Yards and Perish Publishing produced a book of his work entitled Drawings 2013 -2014.