HANDS AND PANTS 7
Hands and Pants 7 - Collaborations with John Casey and Pals
Parking Lot at 815 Hight street, Oakland, additional parking and entrance on Wattling x High
Opening Reception October 12th 6-9 pm, 2019 — Facebook event- https://www.facebook.com/events/2160692964227904/
Closing Reception November 23rd 6-9 pm
“Hands & Pants” is a broad collaborative venture, employing 180+ of John’s artist peers. John drew hands and/or pants in his simple pen-and-ink style on 8” x 10” Bristol paper. The invited artists were each given the hands and/or pants and asked to complete the figure in any way each artist saw fit. John’s intent was to create a collective storyboard using the “Hands & Pants” motif as a common recognizable character engaged in a variety of manifestations. However, the returned collaborations have gone far beyond John’s expectations in sheer artistic variety, producing an extended family of unique, individual beings—a tribe of sorts, like the tribe of Bay Area artists and beyond, all sharing a creative passion, yet each unique in their endeavor.
This exhibition at Faultline Artspace is the 7th of this ever-growing body of work over the last 8 years. “Hands & Pants” has previously been exhibited at Faultline Artspace, MOCO Gallery in Oakland, 63 Bluxome Street Gallery in San Francisco, The Rare Bird in Oakland, Gallery 85 in San Jose, and Swarm Gallery in Oakland.