Casey Connelly's evolving print series “Paris, Appalachia!” examines the farcically provincial conception of his community that he has constructed in his mind. It inhabits the space between embarrassment and pride, past and future. Using memories, overheard and de-contextualized snippets of conversation, family histories, found photographs, and other ephemera as source material, Casey presents highly-illustrated tableaux which, cumulatively, reconstruct the community of his past on the basis of his present understanding. These micro-narratives strike a balance between The Bizarre and The Familiar to present a recognizable portrait of a vestigial culture undergoing a prolonged period of stasis.
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