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“Out of the Blue” Art Exhibit
November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center welcomes Tory Casey back to the Welborn Gallery to show her latest exhibit titled, “Out of the Blue”. This exhibit focuses on exploring community and culture, social commentary, history and folklore.
Tory Casey’s paintings are always narrative, and she paints from a bird’s eye view, using deceptively simple images and bright colors. That view is what initially ignites the Viewer’s desire to step into the narrative of that canvas. Her medium is usually acrylic on Canvas and she works quickly with small brushes to build up many translucent layers. She likes to make use of many different patterns, circles, crows, and light to bring her work alive.
All of Tory’s paintings are strongly influenced by community and culture, social commentary, history and folklore. She paints entirely from memory and by imagination. She is a self-taught artist and proclaims that she doesn’t want to ‘know’ what she’s doing. She trusts her intuition and everything interesting in her paintings comes in mysteriously, out of the blue, which is where her exhibit title stole its clever name from. Tory Casey believes that the artist is a revealer of a world that is ordinarily hidden, and the work invites a jumping off point for the viewer’s imagination.
The Welborn Gallery is located just outside the Willingham Theater in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. We feature a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art from local and regional artists alike. Prepare yourself to be transformed by the remarkable artwork featured here for every exhibit.