Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 | 2 a.m.
Beyond the Sun
IF YOU GO
What: “Right/Left Behind You”
Where: Trifecta Gallery inside the Arts Factory, 103 E. Charleston Blvd.
When: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday or by appointment
Admission: Free; 366-7001 or www.trifectagallery.com
Casey Weldon is a storyteller whose twists on Americana break apart Rockwellian idealism to reveal the cleverly portrayed drama of reality.
Childhood fears and wants are played out in surreal scenes, rabbits pose elegantly in wheelchairs and on wooden legs — a proud testament to their sacrifice for good luck — and Bombi’s eyes glow blue in a nuclear rendition of the iconic Disney deer. Call it the perfect blend of Willy Loman and “The Brady Bunch.”
But beyond the wit, the collective nostalgia and subdued quandaries, it’s Weldon’s technical skill and illustrative qualities that really sink you into the theatrical vignettes.
The painter and freelance illustrator, who left Las Vegas for Brooklyn last September, returns briefly for a solo show at Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory.
He has become a collector’s favorite. We look at the recent work in “Right/Left/Behind You” and give you a quick guide to knowing that you own a Weldon: