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GODSPEED

Exhibition Dates: 
04.09.11 - 04.30.11

For immediate release:

Adam DeVarney & Casey Diebold

GODSPEED

Curated by Shannon Daugherty

April 9th – April 30th, 2011

Opening reception: Saturday April 9th, 7PM- 11PM

New York, NY (April 9th, 2011) – Sacred Gallery is pleased to present GODSPEED, an exhibition of new paintings and mixed media from artists Adam DeVarney and Casey Diebold.

GODSPEED features a series of acrylic paintings on canvas and mixed media on wood panel. The works explore each artist's distinctly unique interpretation of the phrase “God speed.” Both bodies of work are bold, richly colorful, and illustrative. Each artist takes its audience in nearly polar opposite directions while maintaining a harmonious balance between the two. With ambiguous and abstract narratives, subtle soulful tones are stirred with hints of danger and excitement.

DeVarney delves into the heart and soul of fighter pilots past, and lost voyagers of space and time. Vagabonds of the great beyond, these haunting characters search for love, lust, and revenge. The new series portrays a collection of weary and weathered ghosts of aviation. DeVarney's paintings combine drawings and acrylic wash with found image and other paper media on wood panel. His work is potent with disparate content, that when juxtaposed, begin to create a dream-like history. The work raises questions of purpose and direction while touching on emotions of inner strength and human resolve.

Diebold takes viewers on a cinematic experience into the barren desert towns and highways of a marginally post-civilized past that never quite existed. Populated by rebellious road warriors and mischievous punks and gangsters, this new series of paintings from Diebold depicts the tale of a place and time on the brink of total chaos and anarchy. Working in charcoal and acrylics, Diebold masterfully captures the velocity and moodiness of a gritty underworld in a battle for their own existence.

Adam DeVarney was born in 1983 in Burlington, Vermont. He received a BFA from Pratt in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Vermont where he currently lives and works.

Casey Diebold was born in Chicago in 1980 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration from Pratt in Brooklyn, NY, where he lives and works. His illustrations have been used in storyboards for a variety of clients including NBA, Virgin Mobile, Rexona, Nivea, and Nair.

Follow the link for a video preview:

http://vimeo.com/21380670

all images are Copyright ©2011 Adam DeVarney and Casey Diebold

Sacred Gallery NYC

424 Broadway 2nd Floor Rear

New York, NY 10013

212-226-4286

www.sacredgallerynyc.com

CONTACT:

Kevin Wilson - Director

Kevin@SacredGalleryNYC.com

Shannon Daugherty- Curator

Shannon@SacredGalleryNYC.com