Thursday, Jun 23, 2022

Painters on Painting


Painters on Painting
a conversation w/ Marina Kappos and Tom O’Neil
5 pm at Lighthouse Works & continuing at the Red Barn Gallery

We are so pleased to be hosting session 42 fellow Marina Kappos and Fishers Island’s own Tom O’Neil for a roving gallery talk. Taking place between Lighthouse Works and the Red Barn Gallery this talk will explore Kappo’s exhibition Sun Up Sun Down, currently hanging at Lighthouse Works through July 16, and highlight Tom’s newest paintings currently hanging at the Red Barn.

Marina Kappos
Marina Kappos received an MFA from Yale University, School of Art in 1997 (New Haven, CT) and a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1995 (Valencia, CA). She has exhibited extensively including solo shows at SHRINE, NYC, China Art Objects, Los Angeles and Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.

Charles Thomas O’Neil
*Born in New York City in 1966, O’Neil worked in the 1980’s as a studio assistant for the painter David Novros, whose Minimalist explorations of painting as object clearly left an enduring mark on his imagination.

Through the process of addition and subtraction O’Neil lays bares the intuitive search for color, proportion, and emotional gestalt that happens in the painter’s studio. He achieves an aged and ethereal effect, employing light to highlight different aspects of the buffed and painted surfaces.

In 2019 O’Neil purchased the Red Barn Art Gallery where he has been actively painting and exhibiting his work. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions around the country and most recently at the Howard Scott Gallery in New York City in 2017. His work is featured in numerous private and public collections nationally and internationally, including the Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO, Time Warner Collection, New York, Smith Barney Collection, New York, NY, Altana, Wesel, Germany Paul Allen Collection, Seattle WA, and the Portland Museum of Art, ME.*



Solo exhibitions include "You You You" at SHRINE in NYC (2022), “Transfigured" at Foyer/LA in Los Angeles (2020), “Peep Show” at China Art Objects in Los Angeles (2011) and “Marina Kappos” at Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute of Contemporary Art (2007). Group exhibitions include "Resonant Frequencies" at Jonathan Levine Projects. NJ (2021), "Show Me The Signs" at Blum & Poe, CA (2020) and "Animal Crossing" at Inman Gallery, TX (2020).

Catalogues were published for her 2007 exhibition at Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute for Contemporary Art, and also for her two solo exhibitions at I-20 gallery in NY in 2002 and 1998. Kappos has been reviewed in publications including, Time Out New York, The Japan Times, and Flash Art.

In the winter of 2020, she participated in the artist residency program at Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island. She also attended the Tokyo Wonder Site Creator-In-Residence program twice, first in 2007, and then again in 2013, where she spent several months painting and living in Tokyo.

Kappos received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1997 and a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1995. She lives and works in NYC.