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September 04, 2012

Martin O'Connor, artist

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Martin O'Connor’s oil paintings provide unique city images that reflect on Cleveland urban landscape long forgotten past. Old storefront signs that are neglected have been rejuvenated with precision, color, and quality in O’Connor’s paintings. O’Connor uses the “alla prima” painting technique. The paining is completed while in one sitting and therefore captures a moment in time. The works are direct and expressive in style.

“My work on the Cleveland urban landscape combines an affinity for texture and color with images that reflect on our past. Smaller scenes that elicit a personal reaction have been chosen in place of the iconic. Rust, peeling paint, and overgrown landscaping mark the passage of time. There is poetry in the neglected object that is easy to overlook.”

O’Connor’s paintings are currently on exhibit at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The exhibit runs through September 27, 2012. The works are for sale. To purchase work or questions, please contact: june.hund@case.edu or call 216-368-0722.