Garden of Delights is an exhibit of paintings which provides an inspection of overgrown and otherworldly botanicals set in environments that also seem not quite natural.
Although the viewer may feel that he should recognize this familiar subject matter, O’Brien’s work focuses predominantly on the medium. Recently, her paintings have grown edgy, immediate and larger than life. On each canvas, the viewer experiences the exuberance of the paint, senses its movement and may even wonder if the juicy brushwork yet has had time to dry. It is the paint and its properties, rather than any agricultural still life, which hold the place at center stage.
- Opening Reception, Friday, February 5 from 6:00-9:00
- Exhibition dates: February 3 thru February 27, 2016
- Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm