Work / Exhibition

What’s On: James Casabere

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.