In the project room:
There does come a time
when laughs become sighs;
we put all to rest,
we said our goodbyes.
Electric Works and Tony Wight Gallery are pleased to announce the release of There does come a time when laughs become sighs; we put all to rest, we said our goodbyes. by Robyn O'Neil. This suite of six hand-drawn lithographs, published in an edition of 15, serves as O'Neil's farewell to a body of work she has been concentrating on for the last eight years. To give this body of work a proper send-off, the artist has created six images, which are representative of the unique world depicted in her drawings. These prints revisit the major movements of O’Neil’s apocalyptic saga, the pivot points that caused the series to move along and eventually die.
Each suite of lithographs will be presented in a clam-shell box which will also feature a title page, colophon and writing by Eric Lindvall—all printed letterpress. Each print will be signed by the artist on the verso.
Robyn O’Neil (American, b. 1977) lives and works in Houston, Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include The Dismantled at Praz-Delavallade in Berlin, and A World Disrupted at Roberts and Tilton in Los Angeles. In 2006, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas organized the artist’s first one-person museum survey, which traveled to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington. O’Neil has also been included in many prestigious group museum exhibitions including the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; among many others. Robyn O’Neil was featured in Vitamin D, a survey of contemporary drawings published by Phaidon Press in 2005.