Autumn Casey is an artist based in Miami and born in Austin, Texas. This graduate from New World School of the Arts, has gotten well deserved attention for being exhibited in MOCA’s Open Process: New Work by Miami Artists. This Thursday July 7th Autumn Casey, Johnny Laderer, Domingo Castillo and other artists will be showing work at David Castillo Gallery’s DCG Open.
What led you to start your career path?
I don’t think of things in terms of ‘career paths’- more as just fun projects I either come up with or am able to be a part of- through friends and meeting people
Where do your ideas come from?
Ideas are everywhere and are shared and sometimes one just strikes you as worth pursuing.
How far has it gotten you?
The opportunity to show at the Museum of Contemporary Art is a really exciting thing and probably the most ‘official’ form of success I guess I have achieved.
How long have you been making art for?
Fresh out of the womb
Any role models?
Would you ever model?
Ha! Depends what for I guess..
“I Just Feel So Weird Right Now” and “Untitled” comment on the fashion industry in a refreshing way. What’s the story behind those pieces?
I Just Feel So Weird Right Now, was actually meant to reference Bas Jan Aders Piece Too Sad To Tell You. Where he filmed himself crying, showing emotion-which sort of went against the male machismo big stoic sculpture art at the time. I’ve always loved that piece. I was watching Americas Next Top Model and the things they do to these girls are crazy. You see them crying one by one, season after season, showing all this simulated or not emotion- on reality TV. And one girl one time said ” I just feel so weird right now”. I wanted to show a connection between Ader’s piece, and the one I wanted to make.
“Untitled” – or “One little square out of every page in Vogue and One little square out of everything in my closet“. The story behind this piece- sort of how girls might aspire to an idea of what is fashionable through pages of magazines that are flat, and formulaic. Versus the texture and beauty of ones own live- in clothing. Maybe its not as expensive, but there is certain charm that only life can give to a material.
Is your work usually conceptual?