Heaven Can Wait is a series of works by Medicine Hat–based artist Roy Caussy. The vivid, colourful drawings were generated through an intuitive approach, fulfilling subconscious directives, and the results are lighthearted. Inspired by Caussy’s love of colour and pop-culture references, these drawings conjure nostalgia for the mid-1990s. At first glance reminiscent of trendy genre posters, they bring a lightness to our society’s current pandemic heaviness. Caussy visually conveys the bizarre state of our social order, in which absurd and melancholic narratives clash. He explains, “I wanted to move away from any attempt to make these drawings important or serious and instead have the works feel fun, and operate on a visual and emotional level.
Curated by Xanthe Isbister, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre (TREX Region 4)