Beginning tomorrow night through May 10 at Oakland's Swarm Gallery, Bay Area artist John Casey's latest series Distant Cousins will be on exhibit. There will be an opening reception tomorrow night, which will coincide with Swarm Gallery's third year anniversary celebration.

Fellow artist Micke Tong had a nice conversation with Casey about his work, the art community, his favorite local BBQ joints, and his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, all of which you will find after the jump.

John Casey's Distant Cousins | Swarm Gallery, 560 Second St, Oakland | Opening reception April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., exhibit runs through May 10

by Micke Tong