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Casey O’Connell: Hope Echoes

Reaves Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 706, 415-250-3201
November 18 - December 11, 2010
Reception: Thursday, November 18, 6 - 9 PM
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Reaves Gallery is pleased to present Casey O’Connell: Hope Echoes, an exhibition of mixed-media paintings. The exhibition marks O’Connell’s debut solo exhibition in New York and with Reaves Gallery.

Hope Echoes is an autobiographical journey of the artist. It is her coming of age, ghosts from the past laid to rest, and a celebration of dreams brought to life. The subject matter as well as the subject have matured and the self-proclaimed “12-year old girl trapped in a woman’s body” has emerged to claim her personal space.

Her figures celebrate raw emotion, energy and style as they transcend their highly textural surroundings. There is a voyeuristic quality imposed by the scale of the medium-to-large sized paintings that further increase their impact. These beings displaying a mixture of defiance, triumph, and vision—transmit their joyful spirit through O’Connell’s signature style, and a bold, enlivened color palette.

Born in 1979 in Florida, Casey O’Connell received her B.A. in 2001 from Flagler College; she currently lives and works in St. Augustine, FL. Solo exhibitions of her work include: When Freckles Collide, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA (2008); Five More Minutes, Jennifer Marie Gallery, Las Vegas, NV (2008); This Time Will Be Different, Hotel des Arts, San Francisco (2007); Selected group exhibitions include: No Horse Play in the Train Station, 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2010); Sixteen Days, Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA (2006); New Paintings, Black Market Gallery, Culver City, CA (2006).
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