Deedee Davis and Casey Roberts - Works and Collaborative Works
PRESENTED BY: Home Gallery, 1407 E. 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615 Closing brunch: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 12-3 pm
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Deedee Davis and Casey Roberts live and work in Indianapolis, Indiana. Casey studied at the Herron School of Art and has had solo and group shows throughout the Midwest. He now shows in Boston with Walker Contemporary. Deedee is the Visual Resource Specialist at the Herron Art Library in Indianapolis. Casey and Deedee have been working separately and collaboratively for the past decade.
ABOUT THE WORK:
In Casey Roberts' work there is a feeling that nature is intimately connected with us, mostly to its peril. Fortunately nature is strong and resilient, the way memory is, which is another attribute of his images. Memory is imbued and splendidly evoked in this work, especially in the array of blues generated in the old method of cyanotype used in a startlingly fresh way. His images conjure up unique memories of experiences in nature, redolent with melancholy, ambivalence and humor. Roberts' work is filled with surprising light, of ghosts and elementals, with an urgent, almost latent desire to communicate. Despite our interference and frequent devastation of nature, there seems to be a kind of collaboration, or an overlapping, of longing - humans longing to be human, nature longing to be nature.