2018 Ecstatic Light/JUNE 2014 - Peter Bynum

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center has chosen artist Peter Bynum for its 2016 Artist Residency program. 


On Extended Loan

An illuminated painting by Peter Bynum

72 in. H x 48 in. W.  Acrylic paint on tempered glass, L.E.D. backlighting.

On view in the main House with Tour Participation May 18 - November 12
Purchase Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com

Bynum was drawn to Russel Wright’s desire to create a profound intimacy with the natural world.  "At Manitoga we experience a visionary designer’s innovative use of light, glass, and organic forms to deepen our connection with nature. What a magical place to present paintings that explore how light and transparency can expand the territory available to painting, and show paint’s organic ability to express the interconnectedness of all life.”

Manitoga’s Executive Director Allison Cross says of the selection of Bynum, "Russel Wright, like Bynum, experimented with light, elements of nature, the effects of layering, and new materials at Manitoga, pushing boundaries and our expectations. Both Manitoga and Peter’s ethereal illuminated paintings offer an immersive experience. Our viewing of the installed work will unfold, becoming part of the choreography and the intimacy of visiting the site.”

ECSTATIC LIGHT and Manitoga in the Press

Manhattan Users Guide
Out Of Town Column - May 10, 2016
WAMC's The Roundtable
Peter Bynum's ECSTATIC LIGHT at Manitoga
Hudson Valley Magazine
Light it Up - An Interview with Peter Bynum

The Highlands Current
Seeing Inside the Paint

About Peter Bynum:
Peter Bynum is known for his light-infused sculptural paintings and large-scale installations. Bynum’s work has been exhibited in Rome, Shanghai, Basel, Paris, Cologne, and throughout the U.S. In 2013, New York’s Museum of Arts & Design commissioned a large, illuminated triptych to feature alongside renowned light artist James Turrell.  In 2014, he was commissioned by the New York Public Library to fill its 5th Avenue windows with 17 large-scale illuminated paintings. His most recent installation, commissioned by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, reinterprets his work into canvases 23 ft. high x 16 ft. wide for the Hudson riverfront in Peekskill, NY. Peter Bynum received his MFA from New York University. He lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.