Habitats John Casey // Lisa Ericson // Heiko Müller

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Habitats   John Casey // Lisa Ericson // Heiko Müller
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Antler Gallery is excited to open a three-person show featuring new works by John Casey, Lisa Ericson, and Heiko Müller.

While the historical influences underpinning the work of each artist are vastly different, their is a common thread of surrealism which spans the trio and ties their individual contributions together.

John Casey is an Oakland based artist and a renowned member of the Bay Area art community. For this show John continues to explore new directions in portraiture with a combination of paintings on wooden panel and clay sculptures. Having initially come to prominence working primarily in monochrome and red ink, his more recent offerings are full color pieces. Casey’s earlier works deal with metaphorical representations of personality and his newer works continue to evolve and contain more direct references to identity via tattoos and clothing.

Lisa Ericson (Portland, Oregon) focuses on hybrids in nature as a key element of her gallery work. Having studied painting at Yale, she embarked upon a career in illustration and graphic design. The fusion of incredible technical skill, a sound understanding of design theory, and a vibrant imagination is evident in her pieces.
This is Lisa’s first gallery show; having previously contributed works to Antler Gallery group shows including Brink and Unnatural Histories. Her series for this show focuses exclusively on her imagined creature, the “Mouserfly”.

Heiko Müller is a painter based in Hamburg, Germany who has an international reputation. He works in many different styles, often fusing influences from seemingly disparate movements. He has described himself as fascinated by the tension of applying a mood of spiritual terror - found in paintings by old Flemish masters - to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art. These seven dark paintings are testament to his accomplishment in this regard. Müller’s distinctive atmospheres draw the viewer in, as if peering through a window into his world.

“Habitats” will open on March 26th with cocktails curated specifically for the event provided by Dogwood Distilling of Forest Grove!

If you would like any further information or wish to contact any of the artists, please feel free to contact us here: antlerpdx@gmail.com
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By: Antler