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In Fran O’Neill’s first solo exhibition at Sears-Peyton’s Chelsea gallery, layers of striated color build in unctuous bands that swell and ebb across the canvas. The Australian-American, New York-based artist works gesture equally to figure and landscape, yet move outside both to render an unfolding field of allusive forms directed toward a receptive viewer.

Jennifer Samet speaks to Fran …

In Fran O’Neill’s first solo exhibition at Sears-Peyton’s Chelsea gallery, layers of striated color build in unctuous bands that swell and ebb across the canvas. The Australian-American, New York-based artist works gesture equally to figure and landscape, yet move outside both to render an unfolding field of allusive forms directed toward a receptive viewer.

Jennifer Samet speaks to Fran O’Neill’s approach to painting in her essay “Next Stop: Paintings by Fran O’Neill:” “By using a painterly, gestural approach, and translucent, wide swaths of viscous pigment, O’Neill joins a lineage of …

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