“There is a sense of inevitability in Morgan O’Hara’s work. Her drawings need to exist.”
[PHOTO: YAMAMOTO TADASU, 2003]
Full time artist in life’s University, her work has been exhibited and collected on 5 continents.
Public collections (selected): National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Macau Art Museum, China; Czech National Gallery, Prague; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California.
Permanent site-specific wall drawings in Japan, Amsterdam, Macau.
O’Hara Live Transmission 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 time-based performance, O’Hara condenses movement into accumulations of graphite line which combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the unbound sensuality of spontaneous gesture. Time-space coordinates for each drawing are described with unexpected precision in the titles. The Encyclopedia of Live Transmission, begun in 2000, numbers 4 volumes to date.