Morgan O'Hara "Spring Lab"

The LAB Gallery

poster for Morgan O'Hara "Spring Lab"

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Morgan O'Hara's latest large scale site-specific wall drawing. O'Hara's site-specific wall drawings are distilled abstractions of her "Live Transmissions" series, a collection of drawings she has been developing for over 20 years from thousands of subjects on five continents. "Live Transmissions" are made by a process in which O'Hara, with a pencil in each hand, records the left and right hand movements of an observed subject performing a task. Drawing methodically with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, as time-based performance, O'Hara condenses movement into accumulations of graphite line.Such tasks have included knitting a sweater, a farmer's wife digging up asparagus, a musician performing on piano and street pavers setting paving stones. The result is an abstracted map of the subject's gestures. The installation at The LAB will first involve the projection of a selected "Live Transmission" drawing done in New York, onto the walls and floor of the space. Then, the spaces between the lines will be painted, allowing the lines themselves to emerge from the white walls. Changes and distortions caused by parallax will be incorporated into the new drawing. The result will be a large-scale painted version of the original graphite drawing whose lines will be seen at different angles as passers-by move past the piece.



from April 02, 2010 to April 23, 2010


Morgan O'Hara

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