Chick Byrne. (2021). "We Who Walk Here," acrylic on canvas, 67” X 52''.

Chick Byrne

2021—2024 BCA Studio Resident

Artist Statement

The work I create is a portrayal of human connection and latent potential. It is a show of the beauty that exists within you, and a glimpse of the love that has been shown to me. It illustrates that trauma, fear and abuse are not defining traits, but rather informative elements that change us as we evolve and learn. The imagery argues that there is no distance or separation that exists beyond those which we insist on, or those that are forced upon us. Symbols, images and expressions are interpretations of the human body as energy seen from outside our perceived realities. The work speaks of hope; envisioning us as the manifestation of our own consciousness and a projection of the divine. Using techniques learned through the study of Pranic Energy Medicine, I cleanse, energize and bless each work.

 

Artist Bio

Boston is my hometown. I graduated from Denison University in 2009 with a BFA in studio art. My work has been seen in literary and art journals including Interior Design Magazine. I was invited to participate in a group show at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Art Gaysel during Miami Art Week 2021. Currently you can see my work at Treadwell Gallery in Provincetown, MA and at the BCA in studio 302.