“SAFE PEOPLE”

New works by Casey O’Connell

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 2018  6-9 pm

Casey O’Connell - Bio

Casey O’Connell’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New American Paintings and Juxtapoz Magazine. She has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Las Vegas, Austin, New Orleans, Savannah, Raleigh, and Miami. Casey studied at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL before heading west. Currently, Casey is working on a top-secret project in Atlanta, Ga.

 

“The paintings she creates are often autobiographical dialogues that capture both her inner 12-year-old and a woman who should know better. She paints what she lives and what she feels. Flowing lines and familiar faces are tweaked to curious forms, punctuated by inside jokes and intentional imperfections. Layer upon layer of paint and playful scrawling thoughts linger beneath the finished surface, leaving the response abstract, difficult to explain because it has to be felt. No one could falsify the energy her paintings display. She has the power to change the way people see themselves.” - Secret Admirer

Education

Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL, B.F.A., 2001

Selected Solo Shows

2018 IS Gallery, San Francisco, California.

2017 Gallery Valentine, South Hampton, New York.

2015 Artist Republic Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.

2013 Reaves Gallery, Manhattan, New York.

2012 Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California.

2011 Jennifer Marie Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada.

2007 Hotel Des Arts, San Francisco, California. Murals

2018 Infinite Jest, Mill Valley, California.

2017 Love Is Love, Red Hat, Raleigh, North Carolina. I Love You More Than Tacos, San Diego Magazine, San Diego, California. High Five, Trefethen Vineyards, Napa Valley, California.

2016 When Ms. Peggy O Meets Mandolin Rain, Eau Claire Music Festival, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Two Ships, VANS World Surfing Championship, Huntington Beach, California. For The Late Night Bloomers, Venice Beach, California. Kittens Inspired By Kittens, University Of California Riverside, California. Pigeons Of The Sea, San Diego, California. Colgate Court, Atlanta, Georgia.

2015 Box Oh Chocolates, Videri Chocolate Factory, Raleigh, North Carolina. Fox Trot, Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas, Nevada. Best Buddies, Las Vegas, Nevada. Mile By Mile, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Temecula, California. Unrelated Family, Leucadia, California. The Old’ Razzle Dazzle, New Orleans, Louisiana. Lost In Translation, Austin, Texas. Slip And Slide, Laguna Beach Boys And Girl’s Club, Laguna Beach, California.

2014 Tic Tac, San Francisco, California. The Space Between, San Francisco, California.

2013 When Nature Calls, San Francisco, California. Perfect Strangers, San Francisco, California.

Publications

The New York Times

New American Paintings

Juxtapoz Magazine