On Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. Bart O’Reilly will give an artist lecture at McDaniel College. The event will be held in in Peterson Hall, Room 104.
McDaniel College is located at 2 College Hill in Westminster, MD 21157.
“My work is concerned with the actions of time, light and human activity on places and their objects,” says O’Reilly. “Within this framework I try to open a space for imaginary and poetic intervention. Using physical objects or specific places I explore their history and materiality. A claim to truly know or understand seems at best arrogant and at worst extremely dangerous. I try to explore the slippage between what we perceive and what we claim to know.”
With the upsurge of images being generated by photojournalists and social media outlets alike, Davin Watne’s Picture the Wall combines appropriated images, plein air paintings, and graphic depictions of flags to consider contemporary methods of representing nationhood, history, and contemporary American life.
The history of oil painting is steeped in the rhetoric of power. Evidenced by painters like Jacques-Louis David, who created public relations campaigns for political figures like Napoleon, and Gilbert Stewart, who painted the iconic portrait of George Washington. Drawing from this legacy, Picture the Wall employs the same visual language to interrogate how we understand our contemporary times and our social landscape through the images produced today.
John Penny is a mentor and professor of critical studies in the MFA in Studio Art program at MICA. He currently has a solo exhibition, entitled John Penny: Stillness, at Elon University’s Gallery 406. Much recent attention, particularly in Europe, … Continue reading →