January 26, 2022

Terrance Cummings Art at Plainsboro Library Gallery

STYLIZED ART: Work by Plainsboro artist, designer, and illustrator Terrance Cummings will be on view at the Plainsboro Public Library through the end of March. An artist talk is scheduled for February 5 at 2 p.m.

Plainsboro artist, designer, and illustrator Terrance Cummings will show his work in the Plainsboro Public Library gallery during the months of February and March.

Opening February 1, the show will feature Cummings’ graphic work, which often consists of flattened areas of color assembled into stylized figures. Classically trained in figurative drawing, the artist often uses the human figure as his main subject.

Cummings describes his art as “socially relevant” and says he aims to create art that “addresses a problem.”  He says he hopes “to provide positive depictions and alternatives to some of the challenging issues of today.”

Born in Birmingham, Ala., Cummings grew up in New York City. He attended his first art classes there at the Art Students League, where he studied anatomy and design. He attended the New York City High School of Music and Art and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Parsons School of Design.

As a book designer and illustrator, Cummings has worked for Random House, Crown Books, Viking Penguin, and Kensington Press. He has received awards from the Bookbinders Guild and the Society of Illustrators, as well as The American Illustration Award.

Cummings is scheduled to present a gallery talk at the library on February 5 at 2 p.m., provided library access is not restricted due to COVID-19.

The Plainsboro Library is located at 9 Van Doren, Plainsboro. For more information, visit plainsborolibrary.org.