I gotta figure out a better news feed.
Posted by caseyburns on April 19, 2011
Happy April everyone. I've had a busy couple of months. I attended the opening of the Society of Illustrators advertising art exhibit at the Museum of American Illustration in New York. My poster for Spoon and Jay Reatard was part of the show. After New York, I spent a week in Chapel Hill, NC, acting as line producer on a hilarious new video for Merge Records indie rock champs Superchunk, masterminded by director Whitey McConnaughy. It premiered a few days ago and is currently blowing the internet's mind.
After returning to the welcoming grey skies of Portland for a couple of weeks, I had work in two incredible group shows in L.A. and New York that opened on the same night (April 9).
I was in attendance for the L.A. show, at the Scion Installation in Culver City. The other heavy hitters in the show were Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Brian Despain, Shepard Fairey, Justin Hampton, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Scott Musgrove, Jermaine Rogers, and Jeff Soto. Photos from the opening can be seen on Scion L.A.'s Facebook page, and the show is up through the 30th of this month.
Here's a couple of shots from the opening in L.A.
Folks line up for the show in L.A.
L-R: Justin Hampton, Scott Musgrove, Casey Burns, Brian Despain.
The show in New York was at Tara McPherson's brand new Cotton Candy Machine boutique and gallery in Williamsburg. The line was out the door and down the block all night long, and almost all of the 100+ pieces in the show sold on opening night. Congratulations to Tara and partner Sean Leonard on their new space!
MTV coverage of the Cotton Candy Machine opening:
I've been interviewed by a couple of magazines lately. Fantasy Art magazine, published in far-off China, did a HUGE six-page feature on me in their December issue. I just got a copy of it, and it's a really nice piece. Scans of the pages can be seen on my Facebook page.
I also just finished up an interview with Communication Arts magazine. I'll post a link to it when it's online!
Posted by caseyburns on February 27, 2011
From 2003 to 2006 I played bass in a North Carolina based band called THE NEIN. My bandmates were Finn Cohen and Robert Biggers (both formerly of the White Octave) and Dale Flattum (formerly of Steel Pole Bath Tub and Milk Cult, aka visual artist TOOTH). We had a lot of fun recording and touring as much as we possibly could, releasing two EPs, an LP and a 7" single while I was with the band. I moved to Portland in early 2006, Dale relocated to Minneapolis later that year, and soon Finn found himself in Moscow as the music editor for the Moscow Times newspaper.
I was getting nostalgic this week and decided to add a music section to the site. You can stream every song I recorded with the Nein, as well as live tracks from my 2008 stint with the Rosebuds.
Find it all here:
Posted by caseyburns on February 24, 2011
I've spent the last couple of days digging up all kinds of work and adding it to the "artwork" section. Editorial illustration work, 3-D paper craft projects, and tons of t-shirt designs (I had no idea I had done so many until I started compiling them all in one place). So, please have a look and enjoy. FYI, I'm afraid I do not have any of the t-shirts I've designed for sale. I'm usually lucky to receive one sample of each one produced, and even then, that doesn't always happen. Thanks for looking!
Posted by caseyburns on February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19 at the People's Art of Portland:
"InPrint" a rock poster art show, opens Sat. Feb 19th from 5-9 pm and will be up until March17th. The show will feature 40 + of the top poster artists working in the country.
In addition to posters, I have several original pen and ink illustrations in the show. The People's Art of Portland is located on the third floor of Pioneer Square Mall in downtown Portland.
Friday, March 4 at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators HQ in New York:
I'm honored to have a piece in the Society of Illustrators' annual show of advertising illustration. I'll be at the opening reception in New York on March 4.
Early March: Superchunk
In early March, after New York, I'll be heading down to my old hometown of Chapel Hill to help director Whitey McConnaughy produce a new video for indie rock iconsSuperchunk. I'm looking forward to seeing a bunch of old friends on this trip.