July 9 - August 13
Carol O’Malia: Intermission
Holding your breath in the split second before jumping off the dock, a beach ball drifting slowly away from its distracted handler, the sudden silence discovered beneath the water’s surface, these are the kinds of “in-between” moments preserved and exalted in Carol O’Malia’s solo exhibition of recent oil paintings, “Intermission,” on view through August 13th. O’Malia taps into our collective memory with ephemeral scenes of familiar objects and places often forgotten in the rush of our everyday lives. Her subject matter is intentionally serene, though the human presence is never far away. “Intermission” presents a collection of gentle, visual reminders that time is never truly still, as the action continues before and after the moment immortalized in the painting; there’s a loud splash just beyond the edge of the canvas.