Gillian O’Shea


Altered: Looking Back/Going Forward at Minnesota St Project

Posted on May 26th, by admin in Uncategorized. No Comments

Altered

Since our inception in 2007, OFFspace has staged a dozen exhibitions in unexpected spaces and host galleries. Featuring the work of over 100 artists from across the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Besides being pioneers of site specific curation in the Bay Area, OFFspace has singled itself out by creating shows with an wide range of artists and practices; bringing together emerging, mid-career and established artists, Bay Area and international art makers, as well as diverse genders and races.

To celebrate passing the 10-year mark OFFSpace proudly hosted Altered, a show part retrospective and part curatorial experiment. Altered evolved throughout the run being “re-curated” weekly by OFFSpace and invited partner curators, featuring a different theme and works with each iteration.

 

Over thirty artists who have shown with OFFspace throughout our 10+-year career will share work to create a physical library in one … Read More »



Pin Up

Posted on October 4th, by admin in 2017, Uncategorized. No Comments

 

Featuring the work of Claudia Huenchuleo, Derek Cracco, Gillian O’Shea, Marie-Pier Frigon, Nina Wright, Victor Barbieri, Walter Aprile and Winnie van der Rijn

Inspired by the coyly adventurous calendar girl hanging on repair shop walls, we have brought together artists who explore representations and notions of femininity, feminism and gendered identity. Notions of whom or what is “ideal” are shifting along with standards of masculinity and the resultant imagery.

In an effort to embody the current debate in this charged landscape OFFspace presents “Pin Up!” with work alluding to, defying and epitomizing the new/post/disrupted ideal. Taking on fascination with weaponized sexuality, cheeky twists on the traditional supine, passive nude and the “candid” snapshot artists bring an array of views and perspectives to challenge and celebrate the idealized (fe)male form.

 

 

 

 

 

Gillian O’Shea re-examines the time-honored trope of the watercolor nude, her paintings are lush … Read More »