Celebrate an Eternal Bond With this Poetic Piece by Sharyn O’Mara

Untitled (Trio), 2016, Carbon (dog hair) burnout drawing on glass, 10” x 8” x 2”

As the 2017 InLiquid Benefit approaches, we are excited to showcase the exclusive pieces to be sold at our silent auction. In preparation for our Main Event, we encourage collectors, both seasoned and new, to celebrate art, community, and their city while supporting their local arts organizations, such as InLiquid.

A lover of both material and the material-memories left by our beloveds, Sharyn O’mara’s Untitled (Trio) is one of an ongoing series of carbon burnout drawings on glass made with hair shed by the artist’s French shepherds. The series was inspired by the death of her dog, Ecco. When he was euthanized in 2006, O’mara gathered the small pile of hair that had been shaved from his leg in order to insert the needle.  His hair—Left as the physical artifact of his existence containing his DNA—remains with his ashes on her nightstand.  Years later, Sharyn began to gather hair from her current three dogs and reduced them down to carbon and ash by placing swatches of the hair down between sheets of heated glass. What remains is only its trace: carbon, ash, a hint of smoke from the burning.

Sharyn O’Mara is an artist and educator. A sculptor with an interdisciplinary studio practice that spans glass, installation, drawing, and digital works, the content of her work is derived from a deep interest in language, both written and spoken, and its inherent limitations. She explores loss and longing via the marks of language and the language of marks. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is in several public and private collections in the US. She is Associate Professor and Head of the Glass Program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University; previously, she taught at RISD and The Kansas City Art Institute. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and their three shepherds. In their scant free time, they foster and rescue shepherds in need resulting in an ever-evolving pack that fills their home with endless joy and an astounding amount of dog hair.

Bid now to add to your collection! 

Purchase your tickets to the 2017 Benefit! 

 

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual.
TJ Walsh
TJ Walsh

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional…

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual. …

These paintings are a result of an intimate process of creating. These works are meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual. …

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making connections between text and textile. In dialogue with the material culture of weaving, she examines how weaving intersects and augments developments in writing, painting, and abstraction. Cords’ work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies.
Annette Cords
Annette Cords

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual…

Annette Cords is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans diverse media, from painting and weaving to installation and sculpture. Her Jacquard tapestries focus on the convergence of visual and textual languages, making…

Large and medium sized musically energetic abstract paintings that use many layers of color, rhythm, marks, and shapes that invite the viewer to enter a world of their own. Curators and galleries are invited to look at them for any projects they may have. Paintings can be purchased  for your home, corporate offices, hospitals, restaurants and more.
Sandi Neiman Lovitz
Sandi Neiman Lovitz

Large and medium sized musically energetic abstract paintings that use many layers of color, rhythm, marks, and shapes that…

Large and medium sized musically energetic abstract paintings that use many layers of color, rhythm, marks, and shapes that invite the viewer to enter a world of their own. Curators and galleries are invited…

Large and medium sized musically energetic abstract paintings that use many layers of color, rhythm, marks, and shapes that invite the viewer to enter a world of their own. Curators and galleries are invited to look at them…

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and symbolism.
Jen McCleary
Jen McCleary

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and…

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and symbolism. …

Jen McCleary works are imaginative and dream-like mixed-media and digital collage inspired by science, nature, wonder, and symbolism. …

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be the entry point for viewers, but the essence of the elements and ambiguity demand individual interaction with each painting. Layering is both revealing and concealing, creating a balanced tension and suspension which is really what painting is for me. I use the elements to speak for me and I wish to open doors to new dialogue within and between viewers.
Kelly Gadsby
Kelly Gadsby

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be the entry point for…

previous arrow
next arrow