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What's On: James Casabere

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Now showing at the Lisson Gallery, James Casabere has recreated upstate New York in perfect model form. The voyeuristic vantage point you have on the landscape is a blatant comment on the “dangerous fantasy” of the homeowning American Dream, and the idyllic proportions are seen as a disturbing flaw. The details that are otherwise unremarkable in their life-size counterparts, things like bonfires, are suddenly an imminent threat to these miniatures. Even a rainbow looks bloody sinister as the artist uses typically perfect light to illuminate the unnaturalness of suburban homogeneity.


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.