Becky Huff Hunter writes about the paintings of Ginny Casey, on view in the exhibition Ginny Casey & Jessi Reaves at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, through August 6, 2017.
Hunter writes: “This impossible composition [of Moody Blue Studio, 2017], as well as those of the other ten paintings, is reminiscent of art school still life problem sets: geometric and sculptural objects studiously set at rakish angles fill each canvas to its edges, playing with positive and negative spatial relationships, perspective, and proportion. In this way, Casey’s works at first appear invitingly straightforward. And yet they become increasingly mysterious in their handling of paint, color, and subject matter. Complementary colors placed in layers and adjacent to each other bring out the shimmer and glow of saturated oil color.”