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Megan O’Conner, O’Conner

Cynthia Broan Gallery
546 West 29th Street, 212-760-0809
September 7 - October 7, 2006
Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 8 PM
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Megan O’Conner creates caricature of her personal experience, but through an expressionistic lens. Her eponymous solo debut, O’Conner creates a haphazard make-believe world of dreams and wishes. California sunsets, ice creams cones and the patron saints of votive candles are strewn together with portraits of Eminem, Frida, Jesus and Mary. Drawings are nailed to the wall, paintings are leanings against pedestals and on shelves, and heroic toiletpaper figures seem to barely hold it together.The dreams and fantasies of awkward Catholic childhood are resurrected, reinvented, with raw creative urge and frenzied inspiration. Like Karen Klimnick, O’Conner creates an expressive world of festival, fantasy, desire and loss. O’Connor’s world retains evidence of its making, the residue of the process connecting the viewer to the experience of constructing one’s own fantasy, and the experience of O’Conner.
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