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COLOR SICKNESS
Christopher Cascio

November 14-December 18, 2013
Opening reception November 14, 7:00 p.m.

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Chris Cascio is unsane. Chris Cascio will get carpal tunnel. Chris Cascio’s skin is a bluish gray from basking before his computer screen. Chris Cascio is a tall emaciated Smurf Krishna. Chris Cascio blows through more X-acto knives in a week than you will in your lifetime. Chris Cascio will cut you paper dolls but you’ll want the leavings, the negative space, the doll-shaped wholes more than you thought passible. If Chris Cascio tied all his scarves together and scarfed them all he could do a magic trick pulling them back out his mouth that would go on so long that you’d have to watch it in shifts. Paper cuts mean nothing to Chris Cascio. Chris Cascio doesn’t play rock/paper/scissors because Chris Cascio rocks the scissors on the paper. Chris Cascio might be huffing the glue while he’s pasting. Might be. Chris Cascio hoards things -- scarves, images, manipulated copies of those images, printouts of those images in various sizes, and even the paper that’s left behind when the images are cut out. Chris Cascio is unsane.

Chris Cascio attains abstraction through repetition. Given a large enough a sample-size with a broad-enough perspective, if the viewer is able to step back and zoom out and take it all in at once, patterns emerge. Forest for the trees like. Patterns are telling. Chris Cascio is Everyman.
Christopher Cascio Color Sickness
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