In the artlab: Casey Roberts

August 9 – September 29

Themes surround nature will also be found in KAC’s artlab gallery. Indianapolis-based artist Casey Roberts uses a photographic process called cyanotype to create ethereal images of wildlife and landscapes. This civil war-era process gives a vibrant blue image when exposed to sunlight and developed. Roberts paints with this light-sensitive medium directly on paper or canvas. With everyday items such as baking soda, bleach, and peroxide, he achieves a range of colors and textures through controlled chemical reactions. This process is repeated, adding many layers until the image is fully realized, often finishing with watercolor painting or a collage element. His work represents nature’s subtle way of dealing with the particular aspects in the relationship with mankind.