Hands & Pants 7 at Faultline Artspace

Hands & Pants 7

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY OCT. 12, 6-9PM

Show dates: October 12 – November 26, 2019

Faultline Artspace
850 42nd Ave #2D, Oakland, California 94601

“Hands & Pants” is a collaborative art project by John Casey and a group of more than 180 of his artist pals and peers.​

John drew hands and/or pants in his simple pen-and-ink style on 10 x 8 inch Bristol paper. Each invited artist was given the hands and/or pants and asked to complete the figure in any way the artist saw fit. John’s intent was to create a collective storyboard using the “Hands & Pants” motif as a common recognizable character engaged in a variety of manifestations. However, the returned collaborations have gone far beyond John’s expectations in sheer artistic variety, producing an extended family of unique, individual beings, a tribe of sorts, like Bay Area artists, all sharing a creative passion, yet each unique in that endeavor.

Artists this round include Aaron Petersen, Adam 5100, Aisha Ivery, Alex Rosmarin, Alex Sodari, Alison OK Frost, Alison Tharp, Althea James, Andreina Davila, Angela Simione, Ann Murphy, Anthony Hurd, Ari Schindler, Ashley Hinceman, Barbara Lüdde, Ben Belknap, Bill Dunlap, Bill Miller, Billy Sprague, Billy White, Brad Gray, Brett Durrett, Brian Caraway, Brian Serway, Brie Spielmann, Brigid Watson, Chikako Okada, Chris Granillo, Chris Leib, Chris Mark Burt, Conrad Crespin, Crystal Morey, Dan Nelson, Dara Lorenzo, Daryll Peirce, Dave Higgins, David Seiler, David Vieira, Deth P. Sun, Dyanna Beckwith, Elwyn Palmerton, Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian, Emily Coker, Erik Friedman, Erik Parra, Felicia Gabaldon, Fred Noland, Gaily Ezer, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Girl Mobb, Girlonbus, Gregory Hergert, Gregory Jacobsen, Gwen Thompson, Hannah Farrell, Heiko Müller, Henry Boyle, Jake Watling, James Kaufmann, Jamie Sandoval, Janis Anton, Jared Roses, Jason Perry, Jason Silverio, Jeff Hantman, Jeff Morris, Jen Sandwich, Joanne Ludwig, John Felix Arnold, Jonathan Blythe, Jonathan Velazquez, Joseph Murdach, Joshua Charles Hart, Justin Angelos, Justin Lovato, Kara Nelson, Kelly MacDonald, Kerri Johnson, Kirstine Reiner Hansen, Kristi Holohan, Laura Marshall, Lena Reynoso, Linda Braz, Lindsay Marie Iris, Madeleine Tonzi, Marcos LaFarga, Mario Navasero, Mark Haven Britt, Martha Sue Coursey, Martin Webb, Mary Kalin-Casey, Mary Mortimer, Matt Decker, Matt Reynoso, Max Kauffman, Maya Kabat, Megan Lynn Kott, Megan Schroll, Mia Christopher, Michael McConnell, Michael Mellon, Michael Tunk, Michele Theberge, Morten Hemmingsen Sørup, Narangkar Glover, Nate McFadden, Nathaniel Parsons, Neil Perry, Nick Francis, Nigel Sussman, Nikki Pinder, Obi Kaufmann, Paul Taylor, Peggy Crovetto, Pete Glover, Rachel Baron, Rafael Tapia, Raul D’Mauries , Renee Castro, Rocky Angel, Ronny Jones, Ryan De La Hoz, Ryan Matlock, Ryan McJunkin, Sacha Eckes, Samantha Lautmann, Santos Shelton, Sasha Laurel, Scott McLeod, Shannon Taylor, Skinner, Smuttywood, Sophie Leininger, Steph Silk, Steve Ferrera, Steven Russell Black, Tallulah Terryll, Tara Foley, Tara Tucker, Teppei Ando, Terry Addison, Tina Erickson, Tommy Kane, Veronica Leon, Veronica Schaible, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Willis Stork, and Zachary Sweet.


Odd Blossom at Nielsen Arts

Odd Blossom
9/21 – 11/13/2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, 9/21, 6-8pm

Nielsen Arts
1537 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707

I’m showing pencil and colored pencil on paper works, as well as limited edition iPad-drawn digital flower prints.


Une Partie de Campagne

June 7-10, 2019

Château d’Esquelbecq and Galerie Polaris presents Une Partie de Campagne, the launch of the annual exhibition of contemporary art in the gardens at the Château d’Esquelbecq in Esquelbecq, France. Over a weekend, 13 contemporary art galleries surround the rooms and gardens of Esquelbecq Castle. Over 40 artists represented. Galerie Polaris will be showing my “mushrooms in pants” works and it should be a lovely event.


GMO/OMG at Antler Gallery

GMO/OMG
Works by John Casey

Show runs 5/30 – 6/24/19

Antler Gallery in Portland, OR presents “GMO/OMG”, Works by John Casey. This show features surreal drawings and sculptures by the Oakland-based artist. John will be showcasing his oddball and absurd creations of genetically modified organisms. Humankind has been altering plants, animals and itself since emerging out of the primordial ooze. Now, as the world stands on the precipice of environmental collapse, our ever-inventive species will continue to modify the world for both survival and for entertainment and distraction (note various breeds of toy dogs). And we modify ourselves, physically and psychologically, in a godlike attempt to adapt to human-made environmental and societal chaos. The results are ridiculous creations, a form of art in a brave new world. Not just genetically modified, but giddily, goofily, and gorgeously modified.

Pricing and availability here.


Pareidolia @ Antler Gallery

Antler Gallery
2728 NE Alberta St, Portland, Oregon 97211

Opening: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6-9pm

Show Dates: March 28th – April 21st

Contact gallerist@antlerpdx.com to get a preview and pricing.

PAREIDOLIA is the psychological tendency to interpret a vague or patterned stimulus as something known to the observer. This is an exhibition about the things we think we see. Please join us for an opening reception from 6-9pm with refreshments and local spirits provided.

Guest curated by Casey Weldon and featuring the art of: Abby Fields, Alexander Halladay, Allison Reimold, Amy Sol, Angelita Martinez , Anthony Hurd , Brin Levinson, Casey Weldon, Craig Cundiff, David Seidman, Edith Lebeau , Ego, Erich Moffit, Jason Limon, Joe Vollan, John Casey, Katrina Haffner, Kristina Collantes, Lori Nelson, Matt Gordon, Michelle Anderst, Nannette Cherry, Natalie Erickson, Neil Perry, Rachael Bridge, Rich Stevens, Robert Bowen, Sandra Yagi, Theo Ellsworth, Tripper Dungan, and Zoe Keller.