Privileged Planet series

Michael Casey’s Abstractions Focus on our Precious Environment

Michael Casey, Green Rush, oil on canvas, 30” X 30” 2008
Michael Casey’s new work from his Privileged Planet series titled: EARTH ... icon of God’s glory” strives to show his respect for the environment both spiritually and concretely. A portion of sales are donated to the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee.

In speaking about the series Casey says: “No matter what side of the many issues one may profess to take regarding our planet, I believe we can all agree that we are most privileged to live on this exceptional planet, EART H.” “. . . my style has emerged to large abstract oil paintings inspired by my love of color, shape and form and a desire to probe deeply into the origin and essence of life. I also continue to do portrait work taking abstract liberties to get to the soul of the subject to resonate a sensitive understanding of the person imaged. Casey’s inspirations include the work of Picasso, Hans Hoffman, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler and Gerhard Richter”

Michael Casey’s studies in art includes coursework at UWMilwaukee, Atelier Prohl, MIAD, the Grafton studio of Sally Duback, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work was juried into the 2007 Wisconsin Artist Biennial exhibition at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.

Casey’s work can been seen at or contact him by phone at 262-488-3301. An exhibit of the Privileged Planet series will be at the Bresler Eitel Art & Framing Gallery from September 26 – October 31, 2008 with an opening reception: Friday September 26, 2008 4-8 PM. The Bresler Eitel gallery is located at 525 West Walnut Street, Milwaukee, WI

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