Untitled (Dumpster), 2009
Polyethylene and tube lamps
57 x 72 x 46 inches

The work of artist Tyler Cufley assumes a precarious position. Working in painting, sculpture and installation, Cufley is at once critical of the perpetually resurging legacy of modern art and (in effort to further discourse) partial to adopting the aesthetic as his own. Each work appears carefully conflicted, intentionally blurring the boundaries between contemporary art and radical politicism. What Cufley’s work embodies is the historical challenges contemporary art and artists face today. Whether to embrace utopia or harsh revolutionary reality, ultimately lies in the hands of the viewer.

Tyler Cufley lives and works in Seattle, WA. He received a BFA from the University of Washington and an MFA from Chicago Art Institute. He has been included in a number of solo and group exhibitions at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (San Francisco), Acuna Hanson Gallery (Los Angeles), and CAS Gallery (Chicago).