Artists' Television Access

Cybele Lyle: Untitled (Time Machine)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 6:00 pm

Reception for the artist PLUS SWEETS

Lyle_SmallWeb3Please join us Tuesday evening to celebrate the ongoing work in this month’s window installation. Stop by to chat with the artist and enjoy some sweet comestibles with the Valencia Street crowd.

Using various documentation strategies, my work examines issues of identity and social representation by focusing the lens on myself and my community. I explore the connections between constructed space and constructed subjectivity through sculpture, photography, video and projection. The spaces I create – queer, safe, architectural, and emotional – form a critically reconstructed mirror of reality, an alternative environment in which all forms of intimacy are allowed to be visible. I use social and visual material of my own life to represent spaces of transformative potential and desire.

Constructed in an ongoing process throughout the month of December, Untitled (Time Machine) is about transition, change, and creating new spaces for ourselves. The installation will explore the relationship between the heightened state of the unknown that exists in this limbo and the “familiars” that we hold onto, respond to, and that offer constants around us.

Cybele Lyle recently moved back to San Francisco after 5 years living and working in New York City. She began taking photographs in California as a child, and her desire to make art has ever since been driven by the view through the camera. She received a BA in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College in 1995, a BFA in printmaking from CCAC in 2000, and an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College in 2007. In addition to exhibiting work nationally, she has received the Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Award, the Tony Smith Award, and attended residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts and Ox-Bow. For more information on her work, please visit