The Impossible Improbability of Existence
Solo Exhibition: January 20 - February 25, 2023 (past event).
Wes Casey: Artist Statement
My sculptures stem from my fascination of both natural history and myth. My process involves researching the anatomical form, history, and folklore surrounding each subject. I see my work as an illustrative representation using form, media, and movement to create a story around the piece. Through the use of various media, that is sewn, woven, carved, or welded, I attempt to translate that story into a three-dimensional piece that maintains a sense of weightless fluidity.
Marta Pitchuk was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine in 1993. Her paintings show how the inanimate Ukrainian Motanka doll of previous centuries steps into the present and merges into one with a real-life woman in flesh and blood. The living Motanka is no longer an object but a personality with its own character, thoughts, and views. She becomes not only a beautiful image but also a profound personality with her own emotions and feelings. If you look closely, you can see the woman's eyes beneath a layer of paint. The paintings also depict elements of traditional Ukrainian garments.
Wes Casey is a sculptor working with mixed media and found objects to create representational work for both public and private collections. Wes Casey studied figure painting and sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute and studied photorealism painting through an apprenticeship at the studio of master painter Mark Christopher Weber.
Wes Casey has traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and Alaska studying the religious and iconic art of those cultures. His work has been shown at several galleries in Kansas City and Lawrence Kansas.
R. Scott Anderson, is an Abstract Painter, Sketch & Digital Artist, but primarily known as a Fine Art Photographer.
His "Below" series researches the Art possibilities of humans underwater. His visions of what Artists could
once only imagine... Human Beings, defying gravity, flying without mechanical assistance, can finally be photographed, with today's submersible cameras. Anderson, now retired from a 32-year career as a Professional Firefighter, lives in his hometown of Independence, Missouri, where he continues his Photography, Painting, Poetry, Sketch & Digital Art full time.