cassie stover & aaron cahill: august 10th
This month we are featuring Cassie Stover, a badass local tattoo artist who depicts her fascinating friends around town in a signature urban charicature. Aaron Cahill's work leans towards illustrative design. His work builds intrigue with his use of type, old photographic images and use of line and color to create a sense of nostalgia with highly modern alterations and additions. Be sure to come visit us during their opening Friday August 10th from 7-11pm or swing by during our regular hours throughout the month of August.
Below are a few questions we asked each artist to get an idea of who they are and what they think of their work.
How would you describe your work? My paintings tend to be narrative, expressionistic portrait work with a graffiti like influence. A bit of an organized mess.
What inspires you? Friends, quirks, imperfections, rascals, tattoos, kindness, music, art, textures, graffiti, beer, humor....life in general.
How did you get started? I've always had a pencil and paper in my hand since I can remember but I really didn't start painting until my first art class. I was in 6th grade and my art teacher, Mr. Palmer started us out with acrylics, and I haven't put them down since.
What are your goals for the future? My mantra is "do more." So really just to keep creating, keep laughing, and to stay positive,work hard. Oh yeah home ownership would be pretty awesome. I'll throw that out there too. :)
How would you describe your work? This work is probably closer to retro-futurism. It blends elements of antiquated science, Swiss graphic design, typography and geometry together. I always thought it's what people in the 1970s thought the future would be like. But honestly, it's more about how we remember the past.
What inspires you? I lean more towards graphic design. Really inspired by the work of Non-Format, Nessim Higsom (I Am Always Hungry), Scott Hansen (ISO50), and Studio Newwork. I also watch a ton of shows like Carl Sagan's Cosmos and NOVA.
How did you get started? I've been drawing since I can remember. It wasn't until late in high school that I figured out that I could make a living out of it. From there, I pursued a degree and got a job at a marketing agency. Over the years, I've had the good fortune to show my work at various galleries.
What are your goals for the future? Work harder to open my own graphic design shop. Hopefully, have time to do more shows.