Patrick Casey | LUX Center for the Arts | Art Gallery, Classes, Summer Camps & Outreach

Patrick Casey

Patrick Casey

Profile Location

Casey has an MFA degree from the University of Iowa, and his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston.   He served as an Artist in Residence at the LUX Center for the Arts. He recently exhibited at the Metro Community College, Hanoi Mini Prints in Vietnam University, 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Romania, the Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. He previously taught at Lesley University in Cambridge MA, and Mass College of Art and Design, and he is currently an Instructor at the Live Yes Studios in Lincoln.  

Artist Statement

Speculative narratives in woodcut explore who we are in the age of the internet and imagine what we may become as the dawn of the posthuman era approaches. I am interested in the surge of relationships with technology and the recession of face-to-face interaction. Like our changing notions of intimacy, privacy, and friendship, our ideas of identity, sentience, death, and life may become irresolute due to advances in computation technology. Essential is a willing suspension of disbelief combined with the freedom to speculate and invent, as well as a desire to help the universe be cool. 

I draw from the traditions of printmaking, punk, zine culture, science fiction and fandom; I see each as a prime example of print media’s democratising nature, each with their own subculture rich in community, ephemera, shared knowledge and specific language. These genres can be intimidating to the uninitiated but I see them as
having, even in their most overly technical, abrasive, or fantastic forms, as having an inherent verisimilitude. 

The subjects in my work struggle with unfamiliar ethics, self-imposed disconnections and new solitudes. They exist after the dawn of the post-human age, though they may exist in separate universes and throughout multiple timelines. Their corporeal bodies are artificial substrates tailored just for them. Translucent layers of ink and both varied and repetitious mark-making make for imagery that feels naturally evolved, as if these entire worlds are made of the same stuff. Sometimes the grain of the wood flows through the image, sometimes it is a red-shifting wavelength or a corrupted signal, each one referencing the real-world systems used to communicate and hopefully hinting at other hidden wave patterns made visible.

Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Brett Anderson
Paul Coldwell
Amy Haney
Endi Poskovic
Meryl Engler
Cheryl Hochberg
Mia O
Cameron Bailey
Julian Davies
Joanna Anos
David Johnson
Jean Gumpper
Aric Russom
Bernhard Cociancig
Brian Kreydatus
Cynthia Back
Ian Huebert
Merlyn Chesterman
Ben Bohnsack
Patrick Casey
Joselyn Andreasen
Mary Claire Becker
Anne Beidler
Ann Bissett
Derek Buckley
Evan Charney
Cathie Crawford
Michael Dal Cerro
Andy Farkas
Henry Gepfer
Susan Howe
Stephanie Hunder
Dariusz Kaca
Adam Larsen
Elizabeth Melnyczuk
Kaoru Morita
Rod Nelson
Adam Pitt
Joanne Price
Emelia Robinson
Roxanne Sexauer
Lynita Shimizu
Robynn Smith
Jeff White
Sara Woodburn
Malgorzata Stanielewicz
Jill Jepsen
6/21/24 to 8/31/24
Print / Paper

Stay In Touch!