Mitchell Algus Gallery
Across the past three decades, Morgan O’Hara has produced more than five thousand examples of what she calls her Live Transmission works, a strand of her practice situated between performance and drawing. These renderings are the product of a process whereby O’Hara “records” movementof musicians, orators, actors, and fellow artists; of workers of all sorts, from gardeners to bakers to stonemasons; of bees and carp and turtlesin real time with only pencils and paper, tools that function for the septuagenarian artist as a mediumistic interface between herself and the world of space and motion around her. Portraits not just of entities but also of places and temporalities the artist draws in a unique sort of physical and emotional communion with her subjects, O’Hara’s diagramsmore than a hundred of which were on view in this revelatory exhibitionrepresent
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