Casey Schwarz (b. 1955) has sculpting in his blood. His grandfather Burt Johnson (1890-1927), created many bronze WWI memorials, portraits, and fountain figures. His great aunt Annetta Johnson, was assistant to and sister-in-law of the renowned sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens.

Schwarz is tied to his esteemed ancestors through his perception of beauty in the human form. His striking white, pink, grey, and black marble sculptures of two to six feet hark back to the grace of Parthenon's figures and the fluid forms of Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore. Based on the female figure, his abstractions metamorphose and transform, flow and undulate. As gallery owner James Cox writes: "His use of natural stone, wood and bronze connect his pieces to the earth almost as though they are emerging out of molten stone. He carefully employs the natural qualities of his materials - color, striations, and surface texture - to enhance the curves and hollows of his figures. His sculptures are at once monumental and masterfully executed, yet delicately rendered." And as William Zimmer, reviewing Torsoscapes for The New York Times, responded: "Mr. Schwarz's sculptures in the tranquil garden are a genuine sight for sore eyes."

Artist's Statement: My work is primarily based on forms from the female figure and on landscape. I combine recognizable shapes from both, intentionally or unconsciously, as they contrast or complement each other. The processes include carving in marble and wood, or modeling with clay or plaster. It is important that the work is a complete entity in itself and not appear fractured or as a fragment of the figure. Scale, real or implied, can be dramatically different in the same piece from different views. Ambiguity, duality, and scale are the elements that I use to make sculpture that reverberates between the figure and landscape.

Casey Schwarz is represented regionally by James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY

EDUCATION

1984 - M.F.A. Sculpture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1978 - B.A. Environmental Science (major) and Visual Arts (minor), SUNY - Purchase, NY

EXHIBITIONS - SOLO

2017 - Sculptor Casey Schwarz: Photographic Exhibition of Sculpture, The Salon at Eastern Columbia, Los Angeles, CA
2016 - SELF Discovered: Photographic Exhibition of Sculpture By Casey Schwarz, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
2013 - Casey Schwarz: Poetry of Form, sponsored by James Cox Gallery, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
1998 - 1999 - Casey Schwarz: Torsoscapes, Cooper Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

EXHIBITIONS - TWO PERSON

1997 - Jadite Galleries, New York City, NY
1994 - Scarborough Gallery, Chappaqua, NY
1993 - Galerie Liliane Francoise, Paris, France 479 Gallery, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
1985 - M. Darling, Ltd., New York City, NY

EXHIBITIONS - GROUP (select)

2017 - Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2017 - Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH

2016 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2016 - Burt W. Johnson's 1920s California Sculpture and the Fine Arts Building of Los Angeles, five works included in             photographic exhibition, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA

2015 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2014 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2013 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH

2012 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2011 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Insight/Onsite, Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
            Sculpt, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2010 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ

2009 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Locust Grove Invitational Fine Art Auction, Samuel Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie, NY
            Go Green, Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2008 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2007 - James Cox Gallery at Woodstock, Willow, NY
            Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
            Kiesendahl & Calhoun, Pleasantville, NY

2006 - Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2005 - New Hope Sculpture Exhibition, New Hope, PA
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY
            Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, SUNY - Orange, Middletown, NY
            Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY
            Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

2004 - Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY

2003 - Landscape Unlimited, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002 - Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY
            Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, Port of Call Art Gallery, Warwick, NY

2001 - Earthline/Landscape, The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
            Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY
            Hudson Valley Sculpture Society, SUNY Orange, Middletown, NY

2000 - Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Brooklyn Waterfront Arts & Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

1999 - Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
            Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
            Brooklyn Waterfront Arts & Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

1998 - Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Brooklyn Waterfront Arts & Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

1997 - Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ

1996 - Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ

1995 - Ironstone Sculpture Garden, Woodstown, NJ
            Chalet Pauline Vanier, Saint-Sauveur-Des-Monts, Quebec
            Jadite Galleries, New York City, NY

1994 - Jadite Galleries, New York City, NY
            479 Gallery, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

1993 - Galerie Liliane Francoise, Paris, France
            479 Gallery, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

1992 - Five Sculptors (I.S.C.), 479 Gallery, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
            Philadelphia Armory Show, Philadelphia, PA

1991 - KCTS Corporate Lobby (PBS), Seattle, WA
            Cedar Park Art Center, Seattle, WA

1990 - Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
            Kirkland Creative Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
            Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA
            KCTS Corporate Lobby (PBS), Seattle, WA


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4666 Route 212, Willow, NY, 12495

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