A Long Walk

by Dorothy O’Connor

Using large format photography and site specific installations, O’Connor’s fantastical works make a case for how integral the natural world is to the health of our individual lives, and by showing appreciation for the familiar and often overlooked, seeks to bring larger environmental issues down to a personal scale. The exhibition also processes and responds to the emotional injury the artist experienced while working in animal welfare and recognizes the significance, fragility and vulnerability inherent in the natural world, as well as its intrinsic power to heal.


Hawk
2020, Archival pigment print
20 x 30 inches, edition of 6
16 x 24 inches, edition of 8
12 x 18 inches, edition of 10
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Bones
2020, Archival pigment print
37 x 40 inches, edition of 6
22 x 24 inches, edition of 8
12 x 13 inches, edition of 10
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Procession
2020, Archival pigment print
30 x 37 inches, edition of 6
19 x 24 inches, edition of 8
12 x 15 inches, edition of 10
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Guard
2020, Archival pigment print
26 x 35 inches, edition of 6
20 x 26 inches, edition of 8
12 x 15 inches, edition of 10
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Talisman
2020, Archival pigment print
36 x 40 inches, edition of 6
21 x 24 inches, edition of 8
12 x 13 inches, edition of 10
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Relics
2020, Archival pigment print
32 x 40 inches, edition of 6
20 x 26 inches, edition of 8
12 x 15 inches, edition of 10
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Crown
2020, Archival pigment print
24 x 30 inches, edition of 6
21 x 24 inches, edition of 8
12 x 15 inches, edition of 10
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dorothy O’Connor graduated with degrees in Literature and Studio Arts. Her constructed works combine elements of photography, installation and public art. She has received grants from Possible Futures, FLUX, Forward Arts Foundation, Art on the Beltline, Crusade For Art and most recently, Fulton County Arts and Culture to present her installations as public art. In 2013, she was artist in residence at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville where she built and presented her installation, “Shelter.” She is a Hambidge Fellow and was part of the Hambidge Hive Collective in 2017. 2019 concluded with a solo show of her photography series, Scenes, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. Ms. O’Connor’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOCA GA, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and is included in numerous private collections.