‘Hope Echoes’ by Casey O’Connel in NY

“Hope Echoes” is an autobiographical journey of the artist Casey O’Connell. 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).

The opening reception for “Hope Echoes” will take place from 6pm-9pm on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 with an Artist Talk planned on Saturday, November 20th from 12-1pm at Reaves Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 706, New York, New York 10001. The show will run until December 11. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment.

When & where:

Reaves Gallery
526 west 26th street suite 706 New York, New York 10001
Exhibition November 18 – December 11, 2010
Opening Reception November 18, 2010 6pm-9pm


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