O’Neill’s paintings shift effortlessly, and masterfully, between small scale and larger scale with a highly tuned sense of drawing and beautifully pitched use of color, transparency and gesture. Building forms that extend and recall the best of Abstraction Expressionism, O’Neill takes the roots of ABEX, landscape, and figuration, and through this hybrid creates a wholly new, and most human, personal narrative.
In our Project Room we will be exhibiting a series of works-on-paper and paintings by Dana James as a run up to her first one-person exhibition at DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary opening November 2017.Dana James, a New York native and daughter of artists, has a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts. Her paintings combine an exquisite sense of touch, incorporating multiple mediums and textures created by the process of pouring. She pushes the boundaries between abstraction and representation, drawing on imagery as wide-ranging as found-in-suburbia mundanities, manmade bodies of water, and sci-fi imagery, all the while referencing the great American tradition of Color Field Painting, to create a fresh language all her own.