Above: Casey Downing, Jr. (American, born 1948), Circular, 2018, stainless steel, 35 x 26 1/2 x 6 inches, Collection of Dr. Paul Maertens, Mobile, Alabama
Casey Downing, Jr.
Mobile-based artist Casey Downing, Jr., works both figuratively and abstractly in a variety of metals. Circular, an example of his minimal abstract sculptures, incorporates the fluid, graceful forms that evoke movement and controlled energy that is apparent in many of his non-representational works.
Downing received his degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and his art has been featured in exhibitions at the Mobile Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art, and other venues in the South. In addition to exhibitions, Downing is best known for his permanent public art commissions around the state, which include sculptures sited in Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery.