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Robyn O’Neil Artist Talk and Book Signing | 20 Years of Drawing

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • October 20, 2017 | 6 PM
  • 116 Blue Star
  • FREE and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please join us in welcoming artist Robyn O’Neil for an artist talk and book signing. Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings, is the first major monograph published of the artist’s work and offers a brilliantly detailed look at the foundation laid by her earliest drawings, the evolution of her hand and the epic works that have defined her career. This collection of over 100 images is accompanied with an essay by curator Alison de Lima Greene who offers extraordinary insight into both the artist’s life and work. She states, “O’Neil enlarges both the physical scale of her work, and the internal dynamics of her drawing by pitting her increasingly small figures against a vast panorama. At the same time, she plays with Western perspectival conventions, using empty expanses of paper to stack space in the manner of Chinese scroll paintings. Each area of the landscape is punctuated by vignettes, ranging from two figures standing before a dead deer to vast assemblies. That this is ultimately a battle of man against man, rather than man against nature, is hinted at by the squadron of World War II bomber planes that sweep down from the central mountain gap.”

The book will be available for purchase the evening of the talk or can be bought in advance from Archon Projects.

20 Years of Drawings by Robyn O’Neil
Essay by Alison de Lima Greene
10×12 in. | Color, Black & White | 184 Pg. | $50

About the artist:

Robyn O’Neil was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. O’Neil has had several traveling solo museum exhibitions in the United States, and has been included in numerous acclaimed group museum exhibitions both domestically and internationally. She received a grant from the Irish Film Board for a lm written and art directed by her entitled WE, THE MASSES which was conceived of at Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. She also hosts the weekly podcast ME READING STUFF.

Support for this program generously provided by the Flohr Family Foundation.

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