Strange Forest Richmond Art Center
Exhibition Dates: June 12 – August 16, 2018
Artists: Leo Bersamina, John Casey, Masako Miki, Nora Pauwels, Lela Shields, Elizabeth Sims
“Strange Forest,” presented by the Richmond Arts Center, will feature contemporary drawings devoted to abstract and surreal dimensions of the natural world. Utilizing techniques of botanical and scientific illustration, the six Bay Area artists in the exhibition take on the role of experimental naturalists. Through processes such as painstaking delineation, classification and focus on the lifecycle, the artists express a deep respect for the flora and fauna of our planet, while at the same time reimagining it. Delineating a rock, a weed, a feather; Strange Forest examines how elements of the natural world can become microcosms for exploring the state of the earth and our place within it.
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804
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The Bench Gallery, at Fayes Video and Espresso Bar in San Francisco presents, “Parts is Parts,” a selection of my panel/cutout works. Artist’s reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6-8:30 pm. Show runs February 4 – March 2, 2018.
Show Blurb: John Casey’s solo show, Parts is Parts, at the Bench Gallery at Fayes Video and Espresso Bar, combines three formats of his art-making; drawing, painting, and wood cutouts. The panel/cutout contraptions in this exhibit, feature his oddball characters forced into juxtaposition with even odder body parts of flowers, hands, wings and other parts. The result of each assemblage is a stuttered narrative of parts joined selectively to create beings who embrace the awkward collage each has become.
Faye’s Video & Espresso
3614 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Press: Sentimental Mood group exhibition at the First Amendment Gallery on Widewalls
Friday, January 12 – Friday February 9, 2018
First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco presents “Sentimental Mood,” featuring works by Adam Hunter Caldwell, Anika Chasuk, Apexer, Casey Gray, Chris Martin, Daryll Peirce, David Chong Lee, David Marc Grant, Ernest Doty, Gina M. Contreras, John Casey, Kellen Chasuk, Lena Gustafson, Marcos LaFarga, Oliver Hawk Holden, Peter Adamyan, Rich Jacobs, Robert Xavier Burden, Robert Minervini, Sean Newport, and Yetunde Olagbaju.
1000 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
December 16, 2017 — January 14, 2018
Talon Gallery in Portland, Oregon presents “Little Utopias”, a group exhibition inspired by the writings of Margaret Atwood. Participating artists: Roos Van Der Vliet, Susannah Kelly, Annie Owens, Scott Listfield, Alayna Coverly, Maia Boakye, Maryanna Hoggatt, Neil M. Perry, Kelsey Beckett, Alpay Efe, Brin Levinson, Jody Craddock, Rebecca Mason Adams, Jennifer Parks, Adam Caldwell, Natalie Erickson, Josie Morway, John Casey, Sean Mahan, Ruth Speer, Meredith Marsone, and Brian Donnelly.
1100 SE Division Street (enter on SE 11th)
Portland, OR 97202