September 7 - October 30, 2016 reception: September 7, 6 - 8pm
Foley Gallery is very pleased to present, Hold on, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Amy Casey. This will be the artist's second exhibition with with the gallery.
Viewers are invited once more into Casey's absurd, invented neighborhoods based on her bus and walking travels throughout the greater Cleveland metro area. Photographs from her travels provide the basic model architecture for her acrylic paintings on paper and clayboard. They range from the intimate (12 x 12”) to the epic (40 x 60”). They are finely detailed with each brick and windowpane meticulously rendered.
These precariously balanced cityscapes seem to, at times, fold on to themselves, sprout new buildings and in other instances, need the help of ropes or the roots of trees to keep them from tumbling out of place. Rivers flow in the street, bridges loop the cities and stilts buttress leaning towers.
Of her work Casey says: “Though my townsfolk have gone through some difficult and perilous times, I am now trying to focus on growth (which I realize is also frequently difficult). I am trying to put down some roots in a landless landscape and move forward…I am curious about the resilience of life and our ability to keep going in the face of ever shifting circumstances.”
Amy Casey received her BFA in painting form the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999. She has exhibited her work regionally and nationally with solo shows in Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Her work as been published in The New York times, New American Paintings, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and Elephant and Harper's Magazine. Casey has been awarded two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, the Cleveland Arts Prize as an emerging artist and a grant though CPAC's Creative Workforce Fellowship program. Amy Casey currently works and resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hold On will remain on view through October 30, 2016. Foley Gallery is open Wednesdaythrough Saturday, 11 – 6pm. To request images, please contact the gallery at 212.244.9081 firstname.lastname@example.org