I even donned my old Krampus costume and hung with all the other Krampii, big and small.
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.
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