PACKER SCHOPF GALLERY
COLLEEN O'ROURKE

January 9th - February 14th
COLLEEN O'ROURKE
Motherhood (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
Seed Bead Embroidery


Colleen O'Rourke (Gallery Two)
           


           

                 

           

     

     

In a medium that is quiet and intimate, Colleen O'Rourke creates humorous scenes out of tiny colorful seed beads. O'Rourke's small wall pieces and sculptures are often depictions of a specifically female experience, and are reverential of O'Rourke's own experiences. The work in this exhibition, including a small sculpture of a pregnant woman, and another of a yellow skinned nude, are amusing looks at the often funny, and more often exasperating trials and tribulations of motherhood. What was originally inspired by African tribal beadwork and had become the artist's medium due to lack of workspace, is now a proof that Colleen O'Rourke is a witty, serious artist, who still has the ability to laugh at herself and at life in general.



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