The characters found in artist John Casey‘s drawings are often deformed and humorously dark. Each piece is created with dense line work and minimal color on a white ground and is said to reference a different psychological state experienced by the artist. While these “psychological” self portraits have an apparent dark side, they also embody a sense of fragility and vulnerability. This seems to be a consistent characteristic of the artist’s work. Casey is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art (1988). This year, the artist will be exhibiting “Metamorphorsis Chamber” with FPAC Gallery in Boston, Mass., and “New Works” with TAG Art Gallery in Nashville, Tenn. Last year, the artist exhibited with Boontling Gallery and 33 Grand, both in Oakland, California Next month, Casey will be featured in a group exhibition that highlights drawing at OKOK Gallery in Seattle.