Author: John

The Art of Art @ Modern Eden

Curated by Michael Cuffe of Warholian

August 14–September 1, 2021

Modern Eden is pleased to present the latest group exhibition curated by Michael Cuffe of Warholian. The Art of Art focuses on works that explore the tools and imagery of the visual arts. From paintbrushes to color wheels, this immersive show celebrates the artist in the studio and the world of the painter, the sculptor, and beyond. The Art of Art turns the mirror on the artist, exploring the very foundations of what has made the visual medium succeed for centuries. This exhibition features over 100 artists celebrating the rebirth of the arts in San Francisco. 

Featuring works by:
Adam Caldwell, Adam Ziskie, aica, Alec Huxley, Allison Reimold, Amandalynn, Andrea Guzzetta, Arik Ehle, Aunia Kahn, CHIACHEN, Caia Koopman, Carly Janine Mazur, Catherine Moore, Charles Keiger, Cody Seekins, Cucueco, Daniel Chen, Daniel Valadez, Daryll Peirce, David Natale, D Young V, Diana Ormanzhi, Emily Fromm, Fafi Birtak, Felicia Ann, Gigi Chen, Gina Altadonna, Glenn Arthur, Grace Wang, Happy D, Helice Wen, Holly Matthews, Howard Lyon, Isabel Samaras, Jaclyn Alderete, Jana Brike, Jane Lee, Jessica Sillus, Jessica So Ren Tang, Jodie Herrera, John Casey, John Osgood, John Walker, Joseph Lorusso, Josh Thurman, Joshua Coffy, Joshua Lawyer, Julie Filipenko, Juliet Schreckinger, Kelly McKernan, Kelsey Bowen, Kierstin Young, Kim Leutwyler, Kremena Chipilova, Lacey Bryant, Lana Kohn, Lara Dann, Laura Colors, Lauren Saxton, Leilani Bustamante, MJ Lindo-Lawyer, Mandy Tsung, Mara Bubblegum, Marcos Lafarga, Margaret Morales, Maria Carmela, Marie-Eve Proteau, Mark Bryan, Maryam Gohar, Michael Camarra, Olympia Altimir, PX Miranda, Ransom & Mitchell, Raul D’Mauries, Raúl Guerra, Regina Sattarova, Richard Ahnert, Ricky Watts, Robin Galante, Sarah McCloskey, Skye Becker, Sofia Venegas, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Stacy Ransom, Steve Hughes, Steve Javiel, Steven Kenny, Sybiline, Sylvia Ji, Terry Ribera, Thomas Ascott, Tosin Kalejaye, The Obanoth, The Tracy Piper, V R Rivera, Valeriya Volkova, Xhanthi, Yamakawa, Young Ji Cha, Zarina Situmorang, Zelyss, and more.

Modern Eden Gallery
1100 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 
(415) 956-3303
info@moderneden.com


Startdust Antennas @ WOW x WOW

WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Stardust Antennas. Opening on wowxwow.com at 7pm BST on 6th August and running until 27th August, the exhibition will feature incredible original artworks by more than 70 super talented international artists.

Stardust: [noun] a feeling or impression of romance, magic, or ethereality.

Antenna: [noun] the natural ability to notice things and understand their importance.

While living the life of an artist, it is a role of each individual to develop a heightened sense of awareness; to be fully receptive to environment and surroundings. It can so often be the smallest or most insignificant of moments and observations that will trigger inspiration with the potential to blossom into a multitude of creative ideas and possibilities. On many of these occasions we feel an unmistakeable magic within the moment, a quality that elevates the experience above the humdrum, one that propels our imaginations into overdrive. So, let us savour the fruits of these significant junctures and revel in creations fuelled by the twinkling receptions of our ‘Stardust Antennas’.


Interview with Not Real Art

Morgan Laurens interviewed me for the website Not Real Art. Lots of good questions!

Oakland-based artist John Casey began life on the unluckiest day of the year, in an unlucky place. Born on Friday 13 in Salem, Massachusetts, the multidisciplinary artist now gleefully channels his unusual origins into awkward portraits of peculiar creatures.⁠

Growing up, Casey spent his time building monster models and watching horror films. His early drawings reveal a preoccupation with the physical aberrations commonly found in offbeat midnight movies. “The figures in [my] drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but my fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts,” Casey writes in his bio.⁠

In today’s Q+Art interview, John Casey discusses the uncomfortable narratives of Phillip Guston, the role of dystopian fiction in a post-pandemic world, and the false lure of artistic exposure. Read his interview here.


Round & Round @ Faultline

May 21 – July 10, 2021

Faultline Artspace is pleased to have John Casey take over our gallery yet again. This time he will be presenting, yup, you guessed it, round artwork! Painted on primed 12” vinyl records and wood panels of varying sizes and featuring raccoons, spiders, flowers, sheep, and skulls.

Online sales and 360 degree virtual gallery here.


Discolandia @ 111 Minna Gallery

Show dates: December 1, 2020 – February, 14 2021

111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, CA presents Discolandia. Not since the invention of the gramophone and the talking machine has art and invention come together so perfectly. We are showing over 100 artists that have drawn, painted, and collaged on 12 inches of beautiful Vinyl.