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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