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Casebeer

Casebeer is an artist and writer whose work explores meaningful coincidence. For the last five years, Casebeer has habitually documented selected dialog on her arm with a Sharpie pen, recording the otherwise unrelated phrases into a notebook page where peculiar collaborations start to form. Her mixed-media paintings are composed through this process, beginning with a few words, book scraps, color, brush strokes and drips, which are then built upon through layers of paint, found collage pieces and overheard sentences until they eventually reveal an order and a narrative, and a curious, synchronic relationship to one another. “Synchronicity,” according to Carl Jung, “is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect, but is otherwise meaningful to the observer.”
Phoenix-based artist Casebeer was born in Madrid, Spain, raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, and spent a stint living in The Hotel Chelsea in New York. Casebeer works predominantly in mixed-media paintings but her work also includes short story writing and a five-year project called “The Sentence Camera” in which she documents dialog daily on her arm in Sharpie, transcribing the day’s random and unrelated phrases into notebooks where they form curious, new relationships to one other. She received her degree in Journalism from Northern Arizona University and did post-graduate studies in fiction writing at Arizona State University. Casebeer is represented by Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale. Her piece, “Wait. Do You?” was part of The Phoenix 7th Ave Streetscape Public Art Project in 2012. Casebeer has exhibited her work in Scottsdale at Tilt and 5&6 Galleries, in Downtown Phoenix at Monorchid, The Ice House, Legend City Studios and the ASU Downtown Museum, and at the Phoenix International Airport Museum.