Join us for a book talk with Rosamond Casey, author of In Those Days There was No River Here. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: In Those Days There Was No River Here is a collection of images painted by the artist between 2015 and 2021, which capture the drumbeat of change set in motion in the digital age. The images are linked in a simple storybook cadence as a retrospective chronology, looking backwards from the future. The paintings tell the story of our subjugation to the gods of cyberspace and the resulting tragedy of our inattention as the waters rise. The last section, called “Working Below Sea Level,” depicts our immersion—and coming to grips—in a new watery landscape.
About the Author: Rosamond Casey’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, and numerous university, public, and private collections, including the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa. She has exhibited her painting, book art, and gallery installations in solo exhibitions (the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, SC; the Triangle Gallery, DC; and the Fralin Art Museum, the Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, and the McGuffey Art Center, VA) and group exhibitions (the National Museum for Women in the Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC, and the Phoenix Gallery, NYC). Her work has been published in national journals, including VQR, Calligraphy Review, Art Directions Magazine, and Archipelago. Rosamond Casey lives in Charlottesville, where she has taught numerous art seminars, including her signature course, Mapping the Dark, inspired by her installation Mapping the Dark: A Museum of Ambient Disorders.
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Rosamond Casey Photo Credit: Emily Bolden