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Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series - LIVE TRANSMISSIONS: New Yorkers Reading - Drawings by Morgan O'Hara

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September 8 through December 19, 2012

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Morgan O'Hara

LIVE TRANSMISSIONS: New Yorkers Reading
Art Wall on Third Exhibition
The Art Collection, 3rd floor
212-340-0871

 New Yorkers Reading, Movement of people in the lobby of The New York Public Library at Bryant Park. Pencil on paper. © 2012 Morgan O’HaraLIVE TRANSMISSIONS: New Yorkers Reading, Movement of people in the lobby of The New York Public Library at Bryant Park. Pencil on paper. © 2012 Morgan O’HaraThe Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present LIVE TRANSMISSIONS: New Yorkers Reading an exhibition of drawings by artist Morgan O’Hara. The drawings track, in real time, the vital movement of living beings, transcending both figuration and abstraction, executing a direct neural translation from one human action into another. Drawing methodically with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, as performative drawing, O'Hara condenses movement into accumulations of graphite line which combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the unbound sensuality of spontaneous gesture. For this project she has spent many hours, in different NYC public venues including The New York Public Library, observing and drawing the many nuances of movement which go on as people engage in the act of reading.

 New Yorkers Reading, Movement of the hands of a man reading, taking notes, easing, rubbing his moustache and beard. New York Public Library, 3rd floor, 27 August 2012. © 2012 Morgan O’HaraLIVE TRANSMISSIONS: New Yorkers Reading, Movement of the hands of a man reading, taking notes, easing, rubbing his moustache and beard. New York Public Library, 3rd floor, 27 August 2012. © 2012 Morgan O’Hara
Stephen Maine, critic and educator, joins O’Hara for An Artist Dialogue, free and open to public, on Saturday September 22 at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th Floor.

Art Wall on Third exhibition series is curated by Arezoo Moseni.

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