Known to many as the subject of Sharon Lockhart’s recent film Double Tide, Jen Casad is a master draftsman as well as a professional clammer. Casad’s first one-person New York exhibition will present 12 small-scaled and meticulously rendered views of coastal life, local workers and views of the landscape, both imagined and based on observation, done in graphite on rag board.
Writing on the recent work, the critic Linda Norden says “Casad’s individual drawings share an approach to portraiture that parallels Lockhart’s approach to her films: both artists learn about their subjects by watching them at work in a very particular, defining landscape.” Norden continues, “Casad is both exuberant and tenacious; her drawings are seductive and gratifyingly slow-burn.”
Casad (b. 1977) studied at the University of Maine and most recently exhibited her work at Colby College Museum of Art.