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Jeff O'Connell "Selections from the Black Period 1978 - 1988

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"The Flame", 1988 Oil On Canvas 70 X 60"
Jeff O'Connell "Selections from the Black Period 1978 - 1988

Bergamot Station D2
2525 Michigan Ave
90404 Santa Monica
CA

May 26th, 2010 - June 26th, 2010
Opening: June 5th, 2010 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://figgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
fig@figgallery.com
PHONE:  
310-829-0345
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sat, 11 - 5
TAGS:  
surrealism, figurative, modern

DESCRIPTION

The title of Jeff O’Connell’s upcoming exhibition refers not to color, but rather a state of mind.  These never before exhibited paintings were created during a time when the artist’s life was in great upheaval, self-examination and ultimate resolution.  During these years, the artist moved away from the abstract painting he had been doing and into a period of figurative, narrative work.  These works took on a dark tone, becoming symbolic, surreal and highly personal.  Looking back at these works, it can be seen how they inform all the work that has since followed, even as the artist has moved on in new directions.