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Casey Gray "Wave Pool" @ Park Life Gallery, SF

Apr 10, 2015 - May 10, 2015Park Life Gallery, San Francisco

This Friday, April 10th, 2015 San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray (featured March, 2014) will present a new series of paintings for his first show at Park Life Gallery.

The show titled Wave Pool, will feature Gray's “wavy” paintings that depict universal symbols of everyday life in a wavy or rippled motif that communicates a feeling of uncertainty or mistrust; a general cynicism related to the current changing socio-economic climate and related identity crisis of San Francisco. The symbols themselves are generally lighthearted and optimistic, some having humorous meanings or connotations. The distortion of these symbols inject a level of cynicism and lack of control into their emoji-like imagery.

Casey’s more formally composed still-life and cabinet paintings also gain inspiration from his everyday experience. Digitally sourced objects are chosen and composed in a way to suggest a non-linear narrative that is both real and imagined. The artist is interested in using images without context or history and injecting new importance into them by their association with and relation to other images. The works are an attempt at communicating the artist’s complex relationship to the world around him, and are an exploration into the overlap of virtual and actual reality.

Read our March, 2015 interview with Casey in the Juxtapoz Vault.

Casey Gray: Wave Pool
Park Life Gallery
San Francisco, CA

April 10th - May 10th, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, April 10th 6-9pm