Lot 7

Fair Market Value $1800

Dave Casey Stampede Bar U Sequence (1)
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Acrylic and digital media on canvas 12 x 48 x 1

For nearly 40 years, Dave Casey’s art has given a critical role to the area of landscape, environmental art, and the concept of place with its own symbology and socio-political context. Born in August 1944 in San Francisco, Casey started his formal training in visual arts at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California, followed by graduate studies at the Montana State University in Bozeman. In 1973, Casey arrived in Calgary and assumed a teaching position (currently, Assistant Professor, Drawing) at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His broad academic knowledge in contemporary international visual culture, unconventional teaching methods, and his artistic accomplishments, have won Casey the admiration from students and professional peers. In August of 2011, Casey along with other Alberta-based artists participated in a seminal Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Artist Ranch Project at the famous Bar “U” Ranch, south of Calgary – an initiative designed to transpose traditional western heritage and values through contemporary art. A painting from that residency is featured in this art auction. The symbiotic relationship between symbolic/formal elements and the specific environment/site in which the works have been created remains critical to the concept of Casey’s work, especially his semi-abstract landscapes. Seen from the perspective of the landscape tradition, his work reminds us that certain types of abstraction may in fact contain more of a sense of place than faithful rendering does. Dave Casey’s works have been featured in several group shows across Canada and in the United States. A major survey exhibition of Casey’s 40 years artistic career has been organized and presented in Calgary by Art Forum Gallery. Created during 2011, Stampede Bar U Sequence is part of a series of paintings for the Art Ranch project at the 2012 Stampede. I photographed the Bar U Ranch near Longview one weekend. While editing the photos I found associations that imply stories which became the source for the paintings ,

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