Exhibition “Bending Me Powerless” – new paintings and prints by Robert O’Connor
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Friday, September 13, from 6pm to 9pm is the grand opening of the Second Story Art Gallery, 78 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands. Located above The Painted Frame, Second Story Art Gallery is the culmination of owner and artist Robert O’Connor’s project to bring an arts related business and presence to First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. Taking its name not only from its location on the second floor, but from its focus on work with a story – the gallery will present art and exhibitions with some narrative, fantasy, drama or other feature that inspired its creation.
The first exhibition “Bending Me Powerless” was created during the blackout following Hurricane Sandy by Robert O’Connor. With painterly images of clouds, a lone figure on a beach or abstracted snapped telephone poles and boat sails, these hauntingly rich pictures find something beautiful in the destruction that visited the Jersey Shore last October.
Attachment: “After The Storm”, oil on canvas, 2012 – Robert O’Connor