Critical Review

by Micheal Wilson

Cusack—with his mastery of naturalistic painting and drawing and background in illustration—makes works that are both immediately accessible and thematically subtle. His immersion in music and poetry, as well as in the human dramas that surround him, make his practice part of a larger continuum of creative thought. And his interest in ideas drawn in part from religious narrative—shame, debasement, sacrifice, and ascendance—lend it a universal resonance.