William J. O'Brien

Selected works by William J. O'Brien

William J. O'Brien
Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate

2007

String, carpet, wood and mixed media

135.9 x 53.3 x 48.3 cm
William J. O'Brien
Vivisection (and detail)

2007

String, carpet, glue, found objects and mixed media

146.1 x 72.4 x 59.7 cm

Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional images and information – William J. O'Brien

artnet.com
Various and images – William J. O’Brien

shanecampbellgallery.com
Representing gallery - Selected work, information on past and current shows

marianneboeskygallery.com
Representing gallery - Selected work, information on past and current shows
Typical of his practice, William J. O'Brien utilizes a ranging assortment of media for this exhibition. Incorporating drawing, ceramic, assemblage painting and sculpture in a variety of scale and texture, the artist's relationship with his disparate materials provides each an equitable treatment.

artnews.info
Information on William J. O’Brien’s show at Marianne Boesky with Anthony Pearson
Typical of his practice, William J. O'Brien utilizes a ranging assortment of media for this exhibition. Incorporating drawing, ceramic, assemblage painting and sculpture in a variety of scale and texture, the artist's relationship with his disparate materials provides each an equitable treatment.

mcachicago.org
Appropriating images from a wide range of materials, William O'Brien's artwork comments on media, the structure of information, and his ideas about sexuality. Through drawings, fiber art, video, paintings, and installations, O'Brien attempts to create an authentic relationship between his art and his life. For this exhibition, the artist will create an installation that reflects the constant state of flux and exploration that appears in all of his work.

chelseaartgalleries.com
O'Brien pushes the boundaries of materiality with both an abstract and figurative vocabulary, with the studied precision of his drawings giving way to the more relaxed formalism and handcrafted feel of the sculptural and assemblage constructions.