Lula Cafe is delighted to announce our 2015 Fall show Soft Power featuring the cyanotype paintings of Casey Roberts.
Roberts creates large images on watercolor paper coated with light-sensitive cyanotype emulsion. He exposes the resulting support to light with certain areas blocked with objects or prepared shapes to produce shapes in the deliciously mottled matte blue so characteristic of the cyanotype process. He works into the resulting photogram silhouettes further with other chemicals and with watercolor or gouache to create punctuated moments of color and suggest oblique narratives. The contrast of highly articulated natural forms and the simple graphic shapes of his hand are evocative of dreams and suggest classic children's book illustration.
Casey Roberts earned a BFA from the Herron School of Art and Design and has shown his work internationally. He lives in Indianapolis.
Please join the artist for a reception, from 6-9 at Lula. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.