About the Work
Leviathan is the widely mythologized sea monster of ancient lore. By his supernatural strength, he has become the embodiment of evil, darkness, and chaos in Biblical and other ancient Middle Eastern texts. One may also recognize the term from Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick, where Captain Ahab seeks vengeance upon the white whale also given the name Leviathan. Cusick's collage, made from meticulously connected fragments of maps and illustrations, is a meditation on childhood juxtaposed with the fretted adult perceptions of heaven and its antipodal hell. The cosmic sky, laden with saints and celestial deities, lords over the crepuscular mystique - the Leviathan's lair - lurking within the ocean's depths.
Originally from New York City, Matthew Cusick received his BFA from the Cooper Union and his MFA from Southern Methodist University. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and institutions including The Public Trust (Dallas), Haggerty Gallery (Dallas), Art Center Sarasota, Columbus Museum of Art, Pavel Zoubok Gallery (New York), and Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York). He was the recipient of a NYFA Painting Fellowship in 2006 and has been a visiting artist, lecturer, and adjunct professor at The Cooper Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Southern Methodist University. In Fall of 2013, Cusick was an artist in residence at the Lux Art Institute (Encinitas, CA), concurrent with a retrospective of his work at the same venue. His work is held in several public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas), and the International Collage Center (Knoxville, TN). He currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
Authentication & Resale
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
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Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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