Eamon O'Kane part of Group Exhibition in San Fransisco
Professor Eamon O'Kane is part of a group exhibition at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Fransicso celebrating 10 years of contemporary art.
The exhibition is titled "DECADE - Celebrating 10 years" and is on display from 21 June to 31 August 2012. The other artists are Reed Anderson, Sarah Bostwick, Thomas Campbell, Chris Corales, Jim Gaylord, Chris Gentile, Seth Koen, Ed Loftus, Jake Longstreth, Bob Matthews, Christian Maychack, Aaron Parazette, Mel Prest, Anders Ruhwald, Jovi Schnell, Barbara Takenaga, Dannielle Tegeder Don Voisine, Sarah Walker, Karla Wozniak and Will Yackulic.
Eamon O'Kane is professor in Visual Art at Dept of Fine Arts.
This is what the Gallery writes about Eamon
Irish painter Eamon O'Kane employs both meticulous quasi-realism and expressive, gelatinous abstraction in depicting half-imagined architectures. Hinting at the ghosts of their makers as much as the perceptual itinerary of their inhabitants, O'Kane's new series fuses Modernist glass, steel, and concrete archetypes into psychologically and visually lush inversions of time, space, boundaries, and histories.
"O'Kane is obsessed with modernist architecture. In his 2008 painting Lloyd Wright Dreaming he depicted the interior of a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Through its window you could see the fictional (and Wright-inspired) Vandamm house, from Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). For his current show Der Glasraum at Gregory Lind Gallery, the artist splices together the architecture of the Glass House and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. His work explores the dichotomy of angular avant-garde structures jutting up against nature. He also includes architectural floor plans, and captures modernist furniture like the Barcelona chair, using acrylic and coffee." (Joey Stevenson- Sep. 2010)
About the artist
Eamon O'Kane (b. 1974) from Belfast, N. Ireland, holds a MFADT from Parsons School of Design, New York and a MFA from The University of Ulster, Belfast. O'Kane has had over forty solo exhibitions including shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Zurich, London and Copenhagen and New York. He has shown in numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe, in China and the United States.
About the Gregory Lind Gallery
Established in 2002, Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco represents the work of contemporary artists. Committed to featuring evocative and challenging work in a variety of media, the gallery introduces collectors to emerging talent who probe the creative and material boundaries of their craft. Regularly scheduled (4-6 week) solo and group shows, in addition to curated exhibitions, bring fresh dialogue to issues of common concern in contemporary art practice. The gallery participates in national and international art fairs in Miami, New York, and Basel, among other cities.