A Miniature Version of the Broad Museum Parodies the Art World / Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — Scott Marvel Cassidy’s art makes viewers do a double take. Stylistically, his paintings are located somewhere between realism and magical realism, and this sense is only heightened when his work takes on three dimensions. In his new project “Levitate the White House,” Cassidy installs a small-scale replica ofThe Broad Museum of Art inside LAMOA (Los […]

That Capitalist Vision of Thomas Kinkade // Portland Mercury [PRESS]

PAINTING ON PUZZLES, greeting cards, and even La-Z-Boys, Thomas Kinkade may be the most ubiquitous artist in America—and possibly the most commercially successful—yet he was largely ignored by the art world during his lifetime. Kinkade died in 2012, but even in death his businesslike approach raises questions about contemporary art. This month, Upfor Gallery addresses […]

PAIN TERO FLIGHT – A Curatorial Exploration of Thomas Kinkade w/ Theo Downes-Le Guin @ Upfor Gallery, PDX

Hey everyone! I’m so pleased to share more about my latest project with the delightful Theo Downes-Le Guin. If you’re in Portland anytime soon, come to our show! PAIN TERO FLIGHT January 20 – February 27, 2016 First Thursday reception February 4, 6:00 to 8:00pm THE WORK For this group exhibition, co-curated with Alicia Eler, […]

Dreaming of the Real: Observing Artist Scott Marvel Cassidy / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

In Scott Marvel Cassidy’s paintings, drawings and sculpture, it’s often times impossible to separate reality from a dreamlike state, or to differentiate the manufacture of a domesticity with the actual domestic life. Focused on intersecting themes of memory, the immediate physical environment, and the quandaries of referring to painting as purely “representational,” Cassidy’s painting, drawing […]