c2c project space is pleased to announce the upcoming c2c/wc annex exhibition, “me/you”. This show will feature figurative work and portraiture by artists who subvert these traditional approaches through a redirection of focus that uses their depictions of the “other” to provide glimpses of whom they, the artists, are themselves. This is achieved be a variety of means. Style, perspective, the color or tone of the work, and the choice of a subject are all employed as devices to create subtle, self-referential elements within the group of work that function to expose self-revelations, which grow in clarity as viewers discover them.
The Secret, acrylic on panel, 16″x12″, 2016
As this show will run concurrently with project 12 in the main gallery, a unique three-person installation that will challenge notions and perceptions of the space, we thought it also appropriate to push the spatial parameters of the c2c/wc exhibition space by welcoming a whopping 13 artists into this show. The techniques presented will range from realistic rendering to abstraction and the collection of work is displayed in a way that is intended to transcend the presence of the individual and exude a crowd-like energy. The 13 featured artists are, in no specific order, Aaron Poser, Elise Siegel, Adam Novak, Sarah Thibault, Jenny Ottinger, Grace Rosario Perkins, Amanda Church, Tebby George, David Lasley, Bill Samios, Yuki Maruyama, Matt Smith Chavez-Delgado, and John Casey.
The show opens Saturday, January 7, 2017 with a reception from 6-9pm and continues through February 5 with gallery hours on Sundays, Noon-5pm.
I have a piece in this fun show at 63 Bluxome Street Gallery in San Francisco, CA. You can see the available work here. I have the piece below there.
Prodigy, pencil on paper, 17″ x 14″, 2016
I even donned my old Krampus costume and hung with all the other Krampii, big and small.
510 Allstars at Nielsen Arts
I have this 10″x10″ painting in this cool group show at Nielsen Arts in Berkeley, CA along with many very talented Bay Area folks.
“Camo”, acrylic and latex on wood panel, 10″x10″, 2016
I am quite stoked! Thank you Hi-Fructose Magazine for my cool feature! Thanks to my thoughtful interviewer Liz Ohanesian. Thank you Ransom & Mitchell for the killer promo shots! Volume 41 is officially out! Be sure to grab a copy! This issue features a special 16-page glossy insert section of cover artist Greg “Craola” Simkins! Also featured is the art and soft sculptures of John Casey, the gigantic drawings of Sergio Barrale, the cinematic photography of Gregory Crewdson, the sculptures of Crystal Morey, the other-worldly paintings of Smithe, the installations of Crystal Wagner, the dream-like paintings of Shang Chengxiang, the beautiful sculptures of Gosia. Plus, multi-page reviews on Marion Pecks’s career-spanning monograph, and the pin-hole photography of Bethany De Dorest.
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