"Humor and joy are much in evidence. Kristin Casaletto re-imagines Richard Hamilton's seminal collage of 1956 defining 'pop art' as a reassessment of the romantic sentiments of the Old South, complete with an up-dated hunky version of Jefferson Davis, a hoop-skirted belle, and a Tootsie-Roll wrapper." --David Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 2010
"Intense human emotion--angst, fear, and rapture--are captured in...the nervous, jagged linework of Kristin Casaletto's woodcut 'Regrets' (2004), in which the weight and worry of the world seem to bear down with every vertical line on this figure." --Judith B. Hecker, Asst. Curator, Dept. of Prints, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006
"The viewer will appreciate Casaletto's work for its symbolistic ingenuity and the bold use of materials--a fresh occurrence in today's artistic commonplace." --Liselott Johnsson, author, Painting in the Expanded Field 2014
"When I saw the work of Kristin Casaletto, it made me think of [Joseph] Campbell's ideas. It struck me that her work expresses ideas that go back to the early cave paintings, but they are also documents of the times in which we live, and they relate to political myths of today. They express what Campbell meant when he answered Bill Moyers' question on PBS, 'Who interprets the divinity inherent in nature for us today? Who are our shamans? Who interprets unseen things for us?' Campbell replied, 'The artist is the one who communicates myth for today. But he has to be an artist who understands mythology and humanity and isn't simply a sociologist with a program for you.' Casaletto is one of these." --Gail Enns, Anton Gallery, Monterey, CA 2012
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