Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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In line with the previous post concerning the local art scene and national/international notice, local artist Casey Roberts got a nice mention in the post, 'Diving for Pearls at Fountain and Pool' over at ArtInfo. The post is covering two of the satelite art fairs during the Armory Show in NYC a couple weeks ago. I had planned on posting this a week ago but completely forgot until I received an email from Phil and Audrey Barcio, who many of you may know for their participation in the local art scene these past few years. Unfortunately, we lost these two fabulous people and creative minds to San Francisco. I am sure we will continue to hear from them on occasion. In the mean time, here is the segment from ArtInfo:
A few blocks away at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on 24th Street, the sixth edition of Pool catered to artists who do not have gallery representation, billing itself as a modern-day Salon des Refusés. The quality was uneven at best, and the concept of requiring artists to pay to exhibit their own work in a cramped hotel room felt distasteful, even if the experience itself was at times pleasingly intimate. A highlight was the work of Casey Roberts, whose elegant installation of framed paintings on paper wouldn’t have been out of place at one of the more established fairs. Roberts creates his work using the photomechanical cyanotype process, painting with a light sensitive medium and then exposing the result to sunlight to create a vibrant blue image, which he then embellishes with elements rendered in gouache. He reported selling four of his smaller works for $450 apiece. The larger works had not sold as of this writing, though they too were reasonably priced, at $3,500 to $4,400.
I hope to see more local artists get their work shown outside of Indy more often and hope to see their names and work receive the recognition they too deserve. Congratulations Casey. Enjoy the new studio.