Saturday, November 14, 2015

Works of Art

Magnolia For McCarthy, 2015,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
13 x 7 in., $400
Dandelion 1, 2014, oil on canvas
mounted on panel, 9 x 6 in., $200

Dandelion 5, 2014, oil on canvas
mounted on panel, 9 3/4 x 7 in., $325


Onion Smelling Weed 1, 2015,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
16 x 9 in., $475



A Single Blade of Grass #7,
2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 in., $300
Late Winter Lion, Recovery, 2016,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
15 1/4 x 8 1/2 in., $500


Winter Lion Hanging With The Big C
#6, 2016, oil on canvas mounted on
panel, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 in., $400



Winter Lion Hanging With The Big C 
#5, 2016, oil on canvas mounted on
panel, 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 in., $400
Winter Lion Hanging With The Big C
#4, 
2016, oil on canvas mounted on
panel, 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 in., $400
Autumnal I, 2016, oil on canvas
mounted on panel, 15 1/2 x 11 in., 

$500

Solid Pieces II, 2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., $300
Solid Pieces III, 2016, oil on canvas
mounted on panel, 13 1/2 x 10 in.,

$450

The Past They Bear I, 2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 6 1/2 x 5 in., $175

The Past They Bear II, 2016, oil on canvas mounted on
panel, 5 1/2 x 5 in., $125/SOLD

The Past They Bear IV, 2016, oil on canvas mounted on
panel, 5 1/2 x 5 in., $150/SOLD

Virility I, 2016, oil on canvas mounted on
panel, 15 x 10 1/2 in., $450

Virility II, 2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 16 1/2 x 13 in., $550

Virility III, 2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 15 x11 in., $500


A Tenuous Survival II, 2016,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
14 x 9 in., $450

A Tenuous Survival V,
2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 15 x 8 1/2 in., $425


Carrier I, 2016,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
27 x 12 in., $750
The End Of January, 2016,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
24 x 14 in., $650

The Past They Bear III, 2016,
oil on canvas mounted on panel,
12 x 9 in., $400


To Make II, 2016, oil on canvas mounted
on panel, 17 x 12 in., $500

Autumnal V, 2016, oil on canvas
mounted on panel, 18 x 12 in.,

$550
Go On And Get Ye A Tater,  2014,
oil  on panel, 8 x 12 1/4 in., $400

Red Ripening, 2014, oil on canvas mounted on panel,
5 x 7 1/4 in., $175

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Statement and Bio

M i c h a e l     C a s s i d y
S m a l l   T h i n g s
     
We are constantly “connected” to the world via our phones, computers, pads, and pods. These devices are incredibly useful, but many of us allow them to dominate our lives. I believe we are at risk of losing track of some fundamental elements of being human. As accessibility and efficiency increase, awareness of our self and our surroundings decrease. We are losing the desire and ability to have direct, personal relationships in the present with other people and nature. We are suffering due to our noisy, overly connected, fast-paced, and multi-tasked culture.
These paintings are a reflection of the often neglected, but elemental human need to turn off and unplug. The highly detailed images are intended as portraits of silent, peripheral, and nearly invisible things. They are about recognizing beauty and fostering curiosity by slowing down, breathing deeply, looking closely, and heightening awareness of the small and overlooked.

B i o g r a p h i c a l   S k e t c h


Michael Cassidy was born and raised in Michigan. A rural upbringing created a deep-seated connection with nature but an interest in art led him to Kendall College of Art and Design in, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He found his place in the Studio Art Department and graduated with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2000. In 2001 Cassidy left Michigan to study painting at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC. Homesick, Cassidy was drawn to the rural areas of the South. Though the flora and fauna was vastly different from that of Michigan, he found the rural culture to be familiar. Cassidy received his MFA in 2004. Currently, he is the Exhibition and Collections Manager at the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium at South Carolina State University. Residing in West Columbia, SC., Cassidy continues to draw inspiration from the landscape and cultures of the rural South.