Casey Jex Smith makes work which draws images sacred to high-geekdom, art, and religion together until they are inseparable. I have been into his work since seeing it in person at the Drawing Center a couple of years ago. Some of Smith’s influences are: Dungeons & Dragons manuals, Agnes Martin paintings, Mormon architecture, and Sunday School flannel-board cut-outs. Casey and his wife – who is also an artist, Amanda Michelle Smith, both teach high school art in CA.
Casey Jex Smith, Walkul Milner, 9 x6″
Casey Jex Smith, White, 11.5 x 8″
Casey Jex Smith, detail of Nephihah, 38 x 50″
Casey Jex Smith, Dragon, 18 x 18″