cassidy watt

V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
"Bee Keeper"

Culture Shock

Another Earth

At first glance, painter Melissa Morgan's Enter Anthropocene embraces an ethereal, flower-childlike bond between humans and nature. But that's where Cassidy Watt—owner of Metallo Gallery (2863 Hwy. 14, Madrid)—says Morgan shows her sleight of hand for subtle metaphor. "There is a celebration in the paintings because they're very beautiful and pretty," says Watt, "but I think there's also a warning there."

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V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011

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Metallo in Madrid!

It sounds like a Transformer, crushing the quaint buildings on the main drag under its massive robotic feet. Ahh! Run, it’s Metallo! But do not be alarmed, it’s actually an art gallery. Saturday is the opening of <I>Architecture of Transformation</I>, the debut solo show by owner Cassidy Watt. He makes textured wall pieces out of copper, morphing it with heat, tools and chemicals. The results vary from twisted, stitched-together organic shapes to blue patinas of blurry landscapes over warm bronzes. Watt also carries painting, jewelry and sculpture by other contemporary artists in the gallery.