Land HO! Indian Summer Mixtape 2014

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of LAND HO! A totally 90’s house vibe, this mix is a very upbeat and optimistic presentation of some of my favorite tracks of the year thus far. This one will keep you movin’ no doubt…. 

Click the image above or HERE to redirect to my SOUNDCLOUD.

Tracklist:

1. Breach – JACK (Taiki & Nulight Remix)
2. Huxley – Real ft. Jack Wilby (Original Mix)
3. Danny T – The Fever (Original Mix)
4. Let Youth – Feel Your Love feat. Javeon (Original Mix)
5. Mariah Carey – Youre Mine (Eternal) (Gregor Salto & Funkin Matt Remix)
6. Calippo – Need a Friend (Original Mix)
7. Little Dragon – Paris (TEED Holiday Edit)
8. Bambook – Give It Up (303 Mix)
9. Claude VonStroke – CaliFuture feat. Barry Drift (Original Mix)
10. The Magician – Sunlight ft. Years & Years (Extended Mix)
11. Cyclist & Maiko – Shine (Anoraak remix)
12. Jess Glynne – Right Here (Original Mix)
13. Motez – Promise Me (Original Mix)
14. Redlight – 36 ft Lotti (Original Mix)
15. Digitalism – Fahrenheit 32 (Original Mix)
16. Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow – Lost You (Original Mix)

 

 

 

PRESS: JUXTAPOZ Magazine

JUXTAPOZ Magazine recently published a one page preview for Of Land & Sea, my current show of all new works at Circuit 12 Contemporary, in their September issue and I could not be more thrilled! Thanks to Evan Pricco and Alex Nicholson at JUX for making it happen. Click the image below or HERE for the online edition of the article.

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PRESS: Arrested Motion

Check out a recent studio visit with curator/writer/collector extraordinaire Sven Davis over at Arrested Motion. A BIG thanks to Sven for the coverage and kind words.

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OF LAND & SEA @ Circuit 12 Contemporary

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For Immediate Release (Dallas, TX).

 

Circuit 12 Contemporary is pleased to present Of Land & Sea, a solo exhibition by San Francisco based artist Casey Gray. Join us for the opening Saturday, September 6th, from 6-10 pm.

 

One could say that the definition of art is the organization of experience. With the overwhelming amount of information saturating our lives on a continuous basis, it is easy to lose one’s focus. With this idea in mind, Casey Gray examines his relationship to the world around him, navigating through a logic defined by dichotomies; tropical vs. barren, north vs. south, memory vs. truth, perception vs. reality, digital vs. analog experience.

 

Of Land & Sea uses the natural landscape of the American West Coast and Gray’s experience growing up a California native as inspiration to explore these notions in over twenty new works on panel and paper. Tropical and desert themes combine in an abstract visual language where sunshine rules, bikini clad derrieres run rampant and fantastical dreamscapes are transformed into psychedelic still lifes.

 

The exhibition will also debut selections from two new bodies of work from Gray. The first is a collection of experimental works on paper depicting mundane objects such as flower vases, popsicles and pizza that appear to have been rippled creating an optical illusion. The symbols function similar to emoji and when viewed together can read as a sentence. A second group of voyeuristic works, portraying lethargic sunbathers lounging in the sand, marks Gray’s first exploration into figurative realism, and instantly connotes the works of Paul Cezanne.

 

Working exclusively with acrylic spray paint, Casey Gray has developed an approach to contemporary painting that is uniquely his own through innovative, hand drawn masking techniques. Using historical painting tropes as a point of departure, Gray’s desire is to create a visual language that explores the fluidity of personal experience that is the contemporary landscape. His work is heavily informed by Dutch Golden Age painting, skateboard culture, op and pop art, graffiti, cyber culture and computer graphics.

 

Casey Gray was born in the Bay Area and is currently living and working in San Francisco. He holds an MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as a BA in painting and printmaking from San Diego State University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in cities including London, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Portland, Baltimore, San Diego and San Francisco. Recent publications include a feature in Juxtapoz Magazine, New American Paintings, the Chinatown Newspaper, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Solo exhibitions include TROPIC (2013), Garden Party (2012), Style of Eye (2011) and ill Romantic (2010) all at White Walls in San Francisco.

 

For more information, please contact gina@circuit12.com. Of Land & Sea will be on view through October 5, 2014.

 

CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY – 1130 Dragon Street, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75207 – (214) 760-1212

 

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WAY OUT WEST Billboard: Art City Project

For anyone that didn’t get a chance to see my billboard in person for WAY OUT WEST, here is a quick snap and image of the original painting for your viewing pleasure. It was a real honor to be a part of this exhibition and a real trip to see my work at this scale. Big thanks to Tova Lobatz and the whole Art City team for including me.

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ARTISTS ACROSS AMERICA @ Flower Pepper Gallery

I will be showing one recent floral still life with Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA this coming August. Curated by Daniel Rolnik, Details below!

 

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Opening Reception: August 2nd, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm
Address: Flower Pepper Gallery is located at 121 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
“Artists Across America” runs from August 2nd – August 29th.

 

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ULTIMATE BEACH @ BG Gallery

I’m very pleased to debut some new figurative work with BG Gallery this coming weekend for their Ultimate Beach group show, curated by Daniel Rolnik. Info Below!

 

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bG Gallery: 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, California 90401
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 26 from 6:30-10pm 
“Ultimate Beach” runs from July 26th until August 9th

 

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The ART CITY PROJECT – Public Art Exhibition

I’m incredibly honored and excited to part of this public project with an amazing group of artists and organizations! Look out for an 11 x 23 foot billboard of my work on Valencia Street in the Mission going live on July 7th! See press release below…

 

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Brett Amory / Apex / Pakayla Rae Biehn / Anthony Discenza
Double Zero (Annie Vought and Hannah Ireland/ Jeremy Fish
Casey Gray / Desirée Holman / Chris Johanson Jet Martinez
Alicia McCarthy / Alia Penner / Andrew Schoultz
Dave Schubert / Jen Stark / Zio Ziegler

 

The Art City Project proudly presents Way Out West, the newly formed organization’s first public art exhibition. The exhibition will takeover outdoor advertising in San Francisco’s Inner Mission to turn the neighborhood into a public art gallery for six weeks from July 7th through August 17th, 2014. Way Out West will bring together emerging, mid-career and established artists with California roots to create new work that addresses the spirit of California as a fertile ground for dreamers, pioneers and counterculture. Curated by Tova Lobatz and Jenny Sharaf, the month-long exhibition will span billboards, transit shelters, and bus takeovers by artists exploring the role of art in public spaces and news ways of embedding art in daily life.

The Art City Project repurposes advertising to produce contemporary art installations that transform public spaces. Way Out West is the pilot experience, purposefully launching in a city with a rich history of acceptance and tolerance for new and provocative ideas.

Way Out West explores conceptions of California’s past, present, and future. For billions of people, California is an idea as much as a place. It’s a frontier state, the Western end of the line for generations of explorers and pioneers. Lewis & Clark, the Gold Rush, Yosemite, Hollywood, Southern California’s beaches and surf culture,1960s San Francisco counterculture, United Farm Workers, Silicon Valley, the gay rights movement, and countless more — California’s history, ideology, and iconography are recognized around the world.

This unique public exhibition provides San Francisco’s citizens with public access to exciting contemporary artwork in the city’s Inner Mission, a neighborhood currently confronting its own change. The works and setting are rich with contrast and innuendo: billboards at an abandoned gas station just blocks from multi-million dollar homes; massive posters above pawn shops next to bars with $15 artisan cocktails; ads on the buses and bus stops that ferry San Francisco’s working class along the same routes used by private tech company shuttles.

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In turbulent times, Way Out West aims to do something beautiful and constructive for a city that is redefining itself once again. Some projects include: Chris Johanson, long associated with the “Mission School,” is taking over MUNI bus advertisements, creating new interior and exterior pieces inspired by his personal experiences in the Mission and San Francisco’s current social temperature. Double Zero, a collaborative duo made of Annie Vought and Hannah Ireland, are conducting an interactive campaign to encourage strangers to tell stories and interact with one another through a telephone hotline. Creativity Explored, a local non-profit organization based in the Mission that helps artists with disabilities, is also participating in the exhibition. San Francisco-inspired work from three of their artists will replace all of the advertising in and on another MUNI bus.

Randy Rollison, Interim Executive Director of Intersection for the Arts states:

We’re really excited about the Art City Project. It is busting down gallery walls and taking the work directly to the community. It’s a great example of how members of the Intersection Incubator Program are living out our mission in dynamic ways.

In addition to its partnership with Creativity Explored and Intersection for the Arts, The Art City Project is proud to be working with Magnolia Editions, the Bay Area’s preeminent fine art print studio. Owners Donald and Era Farnsworth share their thoughts about the collaboration:

The Art City Project gives us an opportunity to put the latest technologies in printing and fabrication in the hands of a new wave of West Coast artists, and to bring the environment of discovery that we strive for in the studio directly to the streets. By replacing billboard advertising with contemporary art — and by giving artists access to techniques beyond what’s sold in stores — we can continue to shift the cultural focus away from corporations and big business toward dreamers, pioneers, and creative explorers.

Way Out West is the first in a series of public art exhibitions — local, national and global — that will repurpose advertising and underused public space to create contemporary art exhibitions.” Advertising uses reproduction images, so the physical artwork — almost all of it new, site-specific work — is preserved. The Art City Project will offer sales of some originals as well as fine limited-edition prints produced in partnership with Magnolia Editions. The work will be available at the opening reception, or directly through the Art City Project.

Curatorial Advisors
Natasha Boas, Ph.D., Independent Curator; Dena Beard, University of California, Berkeley BAM/PFA; Rudolf Frieling, SFMOMA; Rene de Guzman, Oakland Museum of California.

Art City Project is a Member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists. Intersection is San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts. Visit www.theintersection.org.

Early Partners + Sponsors
CampariCreativity ExploredIntersection for the ArtsMagnolia Editions,SFAQTrumaker

Connect
Twitter/Instagram  @helloartcity |  #wayoutwest  | Facebook 

Calendar Editors:
The reception for Way Out West will be held at Heron Arts on July 17th from 7pm to 11pm, where the original works and limited edition prints will be available for sale. The event is open to the public and walking distance from the artwork in Way Out West. All proceeds from ticket sales will support public art through the Art City Project and its fiscal sponsor, Intersection for the Arts. For more information on purchasing tickets, please visit www.helloartcity.com.

#MiniMansion @ Guerrero Gallery (Pop Up Space)

I will be showing a collection of small experimental paintings in this great pop up show organized by Guerrero Gallery on June 28th. See info below.

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PRESS: ARTslant

I recently had Los Angeles based art critic and curator Daniel Rolnik over for a studio visit. Daniel is also the co-owner of LA based Intellectual Property Prints, producer of high end silkscreen prints of original artwork. Look out for my first official screenprint to be released later this Summer, and check out photos from the studio visit with a nice write up on ARTslant here.

 

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