Reception: Saturday, October 8, 1 – 4 PM
October 7-28, 2016
4 solos at NIAD Art Center: Karen May, Saul Alegria, Erik Friedman, John Casey
Oakland artist John Casey is a natural character creator. Often his paintings and drawings include invented people with detailed clothing, sometimes backgrounds, and occasionally several folks interacting. In “How to Get a Head,” Casey narrows his focus to just head portraits: cut out head shapes from plywood, painted. These wall pieces are not pre-planned. Instead, he draws a variety of head shapes; some simple, some more elaborate, without a finished image in mind and then Casey loosely paints in the features in and let the portraits emerge through play.
NIAD Art Center
551 23rd Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Gravity Gallery, in Aspen, CO, presents “Subtle Gaze” a group exhibit curated by Max Kauffman. Artists include John Casey, Hari & Deepti, Brett Flanigan, Dan Hampe, Travis Hetman, Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Hydeon, Kate Klingbeil, Hollis & Lana, Gabriel Liston, Arabella Proffer, Lauren YS, and Mario Zoots.
Good Mother Gallery, in Oakland, CA, presents “Capacity” a group exhibit featuring sculptures of various forms. Artists include: Scott Hove, Margot Rada, Lana Licata, Kyle Lypka, Oliver Holden, Andrew Luck, Charlotte Hodgson, Charlie Pollard, Kevin Welch, Lucien Shapiro, Sam Lamott, Julia Guzman, Alessandro Boezio, Alexandra Toledo, and John Casey.