The work is a narrative of the artist’s development in light exploration and the unique idioms that have emerged through his evolution with the squeegee. The body of work, titled 47, refers to where the artist stands in his ongoing Inhaling Richter (IR) series, and will include a selection of his most recent canvases. 47 will be on view from June 19th through August 3, 2014.
The series of abstracts was inspired by New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz, who posed a challenge on Facebook for artists to replicate the works of renowned artists, such as Gerhard Richter, Wade Guyton, Robert Ryman, Agnes Martin and others. Having built and used squeegees in his artistic practice over the past 25 years, Casselman embraced the chance to have Saltz view his work and took the challenge. Two years later, with a feature in NY Magazine and an expanded visual language, Casselman continues to pursue, push and explore the limitless possibilities of art making with a squeegee.
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R-47-6, 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 72 x 58”.IR-47-12, 2014.Acrylic on canvas.65 x 53”.