Sep 6th 2019

Amy Casey: Lost at the Bottom of the World

@ Zg Gallery

300 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

Opening Friday, September 6th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, October 26th

Lost at the Bottom of the World: New Paintings
September 6 – October 26, 2019

Opening Friday, September 6, 2019
Reception: 5:30 – 8 pm
Artist will be present.

Zg Gallery is excited to announce our 18th season opening with
Amy Casey’s solo exhibition “Lost at the Bottom of the World”.

Amy Casey’s highly detailed paintings of un-peopled, urban “landless-landscapes” have always reflected her concerns for the city and its natural environment. Over the years the narrative through-line of her meticulously painted cityscapes dealt with perpetual cycles of boom or bust, blight & renewal, infrastructure decline vs. re-building, under-planning and over-development; but now, even more troubling, socio-economic, political, structural, and environmental issues course through the images.

At first glance it would seem that Amy has shifted her attention from the city, past the suburbs and exurbs to uninhabited forest and sea, but upon closer inspection houses and buildings appear amid the outsized tree stumps and adrift in the flood plains. Nature is reasserting itself in unpredictable ways.

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