Visiting Artist: Petah Coyne

Virtual Lecture, April 16, 2021

Petah Coyne, The Memory Police (detail), 2019
Untitled #1459 (Yōko Ogawa: The Memory Police), 2019, black sand from pig iron casting, artificial feathers, acrylic polymer, paint, chicken-wire fencing, barbed wire, annealed wire, steel, cable, cable nuts, cable thimbles, quick-link shackles, jaw-to-jaw swivel, 3/8" Grade 30 proof coil chain, silk/rayon velvet, Velcro, thread, plastic 40 x 35 x 37 inches (101.6 x 88.9 x 94 cm)

Virtual Artist Lecture Friday, April 16, at 9:00 am via Zoom.

Open to all CVPA students and Ceramics alumni. Register here
For questions or additional information contact Kelly Devitt

About Petah Coyne

Petah Coyne is a contemporary sculptor and photographer best known for her large and small scale hanging sculptures and floor installations. Working in innovative and disparate materials, her media has ranged from the organic to the ephemeral, from incorporating dead fish, mud, sticks, hay, black sand, specially-formulated and patented wax, satin ribbons, silk flowers, to more recently, velvet, taxidermy and cast wax statuary. Unafraid to confront a range of subjects, or tackle contemporary themes, Coyne’s innate dualities are transposed in the dichotomous themes of her work: transformation and constancy; life and loss; beauty and darkness. In a 2018 New York Times article by Hilarie Sheets, Amy Gilman, director at the Chazen Museum of Art adeptly describes Coyne’s sculptures as “evocative in the way that great literature stays with you . . . Petah’s work exposes private things without being explicit, these deep wells of memory and meaning and relationship.”

College of Visual and Performing Arts, Visiting Artists