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Absurd Survivial: New paintings by Casey Criddle

  • 12North 19th street, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Dates: June 1, 2018
  • Venue: Shockoe Artspace
  • Phone: (209) 740-0916
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Shockoe Artspace is pleased to present Absurd Survival, a solo exhibition of recent and new paintings by Richmond-based painter Casey Criddle. In this exhibition, Criddle masterfully employs a myriad of painting techniques and effects that create a body of work depicting vivid “possible” worlds which are immediately delightful to the eyes while setting a tone for a more profound interplay between humor, human longing and something much darker. Criddle’s works satirically appropriate various genres of film and pop cultural idioms outsourced from a range of contexts, which together synthesize into a rich visual anthropological soil. A willing viewer is zoomed into thematic post cataclysmic situations where grounds for identity and hope are keenly thrown into question. This is a timely exhibition, which ultimately raises questions surrounding the frailty of our present condition, playing on and examining the assumptions that a large majority of current Western culture avoids and distracts themselves away from considering.

Absurd Survivial: New paintings by Casey Criddle