Cleveland painter Amy Casey will present new paintings for her solo opening on November 15 @ the POVevolving gallery in LA’s China Town District. Casey’s recent work features topsy-turvy urban landscapes with serpentine roads, houses on stilts or swinging from precariously thin cables. As she reveals in her official artist statement, this work is motivated in part by a recurring apocalyptic dream. Her paintings symbolize communal and personal mechanisms of coping with adversity and disasters both natural and unnatural. They are works of resilience rather than despair and acquiescence.
In looking at her body of work posted on her web site, it strikes us that her work succeeds on both a surface visual level by presenting strange yet familiar lands rendered skillfully and on a symbolic level that is likely to resonate with most viewers — home is a powerful concept that colors many aspects of our lives. Interestingly and perhaps purely coincidentally, the almost alien-like plant life found in her earlier works has all but vanished in her pieces done in 2008.
As we await preview pictures from the show, we’ve selected some pieces from Amy Casey’s previous work for your enjoyment. Some were sent by the gallery and others come from her web site which we encourage you to explore — very well done.
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