b. 1981 in Niskayuna, NY, US
Lives and works in North Arlington, NJ, US
Ginny Casey’s paintings feature decrepit interiors teeming with objects such as chisels, woodcutters, pulleys and books that are distorted, engorged, disproportioned, and rendered biomorphic. Casey's environments estrange the domestic, casting shades of anxiety, perversity, and discomfort on common household items. Architecture, too, appeals to a dream logic in Casey's work, as trap doors, staircases that lead to nowhere, and ladders extending into the abyss appear across her compositions. The paintings encourage open interpretation: for Casey, “It’s like trying to see in the dark… it’s all intuitive.” Starting from drawings of individual objects, Casey redraws and collages these together, building relationships and narratives into what becomes the finished composition. Her paintings do not begin with preconceived notions of a finished product; rather, a story develops, emerging from her subconscious. Casey draws upon psychoanalysis, free-association, dreams and the unconscious to make her paintings.
Ginny Casey (b. 1981 in Niskayuna, NY, US; lives and works in North Arlington, NJ, US) received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Casey has had recent solo exhibitions at Half Gallery, New York, NY; Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PE. Recent group exhibitions include The Hole, NY; Almine Rech, New York, NY; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA; Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY; and Nino Mier Gallery, Brussels, BE.