Exhibit: In Between Black & White
Leelanau County artist Mary O’Neill works In Between Black & White, a small exhibition of new works created from fused, recycled plastic, on display in the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Lobby Gallery beginning January 2, 2020.
In 2009, frustrated by the amount of plastic resulting from running a tiny retail shop, O’Neill developed a process she dubbed “PL*ART,” a method of fusing single-use, post-consumer plastic. From this base material, O’Neill develops multiple layers of collages shapes, and creates abstracted impressions of the locality, its landscapes and other natural subjects. In this exhibition, O’Neill explores ideas of contrast and integration, and of fitting in while standing out.
O’Neill is a former advertising copywriter and voice-over talent who wrote, produced and appeared in dozens of print, radio and television ads. She also worked in corporate communications, public relations, and nonprofits. In Between Black & White is on display through April 22.