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Akron Art Library - Odom Boulevard Collection

Amy Casey - Distant Lands, 2011

Amy Casey, Distant Lands, 2011 - Etching on paper

About the Artist

Amy Casey
American, born 1976, Erie, Pennsylvania
Lives in Cleveland, Ohio

Amy Casey explores the creation and evolution of urban landscapes through painting and printmaking, often finding inspiration in her Northeast Ohio environs. In Distant Lands, stacked houses reach towards the sky and fade into the background like a blueprint for a not-so-distant future. Casey is interested in depicting large groups working together to reach a common goal, making something bigger than themselves. Although the houses in Distant Lands might appear unstable, at risk of toppling over with one strong gust of wind, there is strength in their bound resilience.

If you like Distant Lands, check out Amy Casey’s print Tilt (2016) at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library. Casey is currently represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago and Michael Foley in New York City. To view more work by Amy Casey, visit: or follow on Instagram @amy_casey_art