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Jeffrey O'Connell "Altered Photographs"

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Jeffrey O'Connell "Altered Photographs"

Bergamot Station G6
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
May 22nd, 2013 - June 22nd, 2013
Opening: June 1st, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://figgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
fig@figgallery.com
PHONE:  
310-829-0345
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sat, 11 - 5
TAGS:  
mixed-media, abstract, figurative, modern
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

In his upcoming exhibition at FIG, Jeffrey O’Connell will be showing altered photographs which he has been creating during the last decade or so alongside the paintings and drawings he is more widely known for.  Followers of O’Connell’s work over the years will immediately recognize his painterly vocabulary.  His altered photographs relate directly to his other work, providing new clues to how the artist thinks and creates.  Although much smaller in scale, these altered photo pieces match the boldness and power of O’Connell’s signature large-scale abstractions.  They also relate directly to his explorations with abstracted figuration.  At the same time they also are connected to the dark ambiguousness of his self-described “Black Period.”  O’Connell’s photo works are bursting with humor, intelligence, experimentation, relaxed formality and playful serendipity.