Ivester Contemporary is excited to present Ascent, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Houston-based artist Christopher Cascio. The artist describes the work featured as hard-edge abstract painting, inspired by traditional quilting designs, and infused with positive energy. These paintings, which Cascio views as a devotional exercise in mental self-care, are made exclusively with the use of masking tape and aerosol acrylic paint. The paintings come from a spiritual place and serve as a fount of positive energy for those who take the time to look deeply.
Christopher Cascio was born in New Orleans, and lives and works in Houston. He got his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and an MFA University of Houston in 2013. Now, Cascio teaches painting and drawing at the Sam Houston State University School of Art and occasionally at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, his alma mater in Houston.