Carol O’Neill’s 29 Newbury exhibition embodies the nonfigurative serenity seen throughout her work. O’Neill uses texture and color to express aesthetic relationships between her marks and surfaces. Though a predominantly cool palette, quick strokes of warm or deep pigment accentuate white and gray tones. Despite contrasts between blocks of color and smooth and thick textures, O’Neill’s collection is unified and tranquil. Dense but still calm, the 29 Newbury exhibition matches the laid back and chic atmosphere of the restaurant, serving as an abstract supplement to its mood and environment.
Below is a sampling of the work on display at 29 Newbury.