O’Reilly states: “The work comes from impulse. A desire to capture something as quickly and effectively as possible before moving on to the next set of unknowable circumstances. Not to act on the impulse means the next day the painting or the poem will be something entirely different. This is why most of these paintings and writings are the result of one intensive session. They are intricately bound up in the now, the instantaneous, the desire to articulate, the personal, perceptions of the external and the potential mixtures of all of these intensities. Forget and remember their original intention, then leave a door open for the next moment, always in a state of becoming.”
Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College is located at 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Opening reception and poetry reading on Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-7:00pm.
Exhibition on view through April 2, 2017.