On view April 2 – April 23, 2022
Thinkspace Projects is thrilled to present Casey Weldon’s latest solo show, ‘Tacit Turnabout.’ Exploring real-world predicaments from the social lives of his friends, Weldon presents an all-new colorful and varied body of work.
‘Tacit Turnabout’ is a menagerie of ideas Weldon has collected over the last couple of years. Each piece is inspired by real-life scenarios he has witnessed, including stories of loved ones, observations about his environment, and his own introspective self-evaluation.
The collection is particularly special as it represents a return to creation and works for Weldon, who has recently been through a long-stagnant period due to recent brain surgery. With ‘Tacit Turnabout,’ he aims to make something beautiful and fun out of relatively dark origins. While he is not aiming to beautify the struggles, he sheds light on a different perspective, emphasizing optimism and hope.
The collection itself is a lovely convergence of many ideas, all in pursuit of connecting with the viewers. As Weldon describes it, “my intent is to be narrative, accessible, and hopefully pleasurable to look at. I definitely like to involve a lot of nostalgic pop references, especially for the more humorous side of my work, but I also like referring to nature and man’s interaction with it. In the end, my major goal is to get the viewer to be inquisitive about the painting, either to get the punchline or make one up on their own. I can only hope that I can be interesting enough for them without being too ambiguous, but still say something without spelling it out. Plus cats.”
About Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon was born in Southern California (1979), where he spent the majority of his life up until his graduation from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. Since then, he’s bounced around between his favorite cities, Seattle WA, Brooklyn NY, and back to Las Vegas NV, where he currently works as a full-time artist. His fine art, imbued with a sumptuous illustrative quality, is indicative of his profession. Weldon’s paintings are inspired by the iconography of today and yesterday’s popular culture, and through it aims to awaken feelings of nostalgia within the viewer, though often along with a sense of humor, melancholy, and longing for times lost.
Saturday, April 2 from 6-10 pm