Fernando Casas

"Duality"

​February 1 - 23, 2014

The exhibit "Duality" focuses on the dual, symmetrical nature of our anatomy and, by extension, focuses as well on dual aspects of our humanity beyond mere anatomy. More precisely, it is human binocular vision that is the focus of this exhibition. Binocular vision being one example of co-constitution: the visual world we experience is the result of the interplay of the two different visual inputs provided by the left and right eyes.

 

Our minds automatically ‘choose’ what we actually experience, selecting only this and that from the two different inputs of each eye to form a unified visual experience.

 

With a bit of effort, however, we can learn to see what our mind normally forces us to ignore. The works in this exhibit result from an effort to capture these ‘hidden’ visual realities and some extend beyond this into related dual aspects of being human.

 

Biography:

 

Fernando Casas was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 1946. During his high school years, he received private tutoring in art by the Director of the School of Fine Arts of the city, artist Don Raul Prada.

 

Casas had solo and group exhibitions in his native Bolivia from 1964 to 1968 winning the First National Award in Drawing (Pedro Domingo Murillo) in 1968.

 

In 1968, he left for the United States with a LASPAU scholarship to study Philosophy at Colorado College graduating Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his studies at Rice University graduating with a PhD in Philosophy in 1978.

 

Casas has exhibited his work in numerous group and solo shows in the United States, South America, Europe and Japan. In 2003, he was awarded de Premio alla Carriera at the Florence Biennale. His work is in the collections of museums in the United States and South America, as well as numerous important private collections.

 

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