"INTO ANOTHER LIGHT"
December 10, 2020 - January 16, 2021
Royse Contemporary is thrilled to present “Into Another Light”, the debut solo exhibition of Casey Wakefield. The essence of the artist’s work and this new collection is to draw attention to good and to pull people forward while creating optimism, unity, peace, and tranquility through dreamy, meditative artwork. The artist’s evocative use of color engages the viewers senses, while Wakefield seeks to encourage people to look forward and choose to be hopeful despite the challenges of 2020. “Into Another Light is a positive and touching exhibition that urges the viewer to look to the future and the good, especially relevant in our current turbulent times”, states Owner/Curator, Nicole Royse.
Creating compositions of color, some predictable and others unpredictable, with layers of acrylic ink, collage, acrylic paint, finished with oil paint. A truly contemplative and organic transformation of colors, drips, and marks captured in abstract form on canvas, that elicits create an emotional connection for someone. “I am inspired by groupings of color that catch my eye and the essence of a memory or experience, music, quote, or poem. Wakefield goes on to say “I find that the joy of painting is to watch the abstract emerge into something that evolves from the process and in the end creates an emotional connection for the viewer.”
Raised in a small midwestern town in central Illinois, she would go on to graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University. She obtained her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix. Wakefield would go on to study painting at the Milan Art Institute, where she discovered her passion for color and letting the process of painting determine the outcome in abstract form. She is currently represented by Royse Contemporary in Scottsdale. Her work has been featured in both national and international publications including House and Garden, Phoenix Home and Garden magazine, Scottsdale Independent, and Java Magazine.
“Into Another Light will open virtually to the public on December 9, 2020 (via Royse Contemporary Facebook Page), followed by a public opening on Thursday, December 10, 2020 coinciding with the special “Scottsdazzle” ArtWalk from 6:00-9:00pm. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the featured artist and the curator. “Into Another Light” will be on display at Royse Contemporary from December 10, 2020 through January 10, 2021.