April 10, 2009

Fran O'Neill: Slow evolution, constant undulation

At online mag ArtCritical, David Cohen selects Fran O’Neill's second solo show at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, as the Pic of the Day. "Her latest series is a breakthrough: these sumptuous, all-over abstractions built of mind-bogglingly intricate details are oceanic in their fusion of decorative and labor intensity. Like the ocean, there is slow evolution and constant undulation. The little teeth-like tessarae in "Reel" are negative shapes, revealing the white ground of the canvas exposed from the painstakingly filled-in spaces between. The impact is somewhere between the aboriginal painting of O'Neill's native Australia and Gustav Klimt."

"Fran O'Neill: Paintings," John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Through April 26.

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