sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
clay, nylon flocking
dimensions variable

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
(detail)

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
styrofoam, sand, steel,
thermoplastic rubber
37 x 18 x 14 inches

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
(detail)

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
(detail)

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
ink, conte and wax crayon on vellum
11 x 17 inches

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
ink and conte on vellum
11 x 17 inches

sidony o'neal
meet cute 3: super farmacia, 2019
sink, acrylic, mirror, obsidian,
thermoplastic rubber, enamel,
powdercoated steel
27 1/2 x 19 x 18 inches

sidony o'neal
meet cute 3: super farmacia, 2019
(detail)

sidony o'neal
even if you're not playing, i'm gassed to see you in the world, 2019
ceramic greenware, raw silk, citrus
dimensions variable

sidony o'neal
FOR I WAS AN EDIBLE YOUTHFUL LIFEFORM WITH DREAMS OF BECOMING GRITS, 2019
wood, joint compound, tile, acrylic
70 x 44 x 45 inches

sidony o'neal
Untitled, 2019
ink and conte on vellum
11 x 17 inches

sidony o'neal
Cutty, 2019
vinyl sign
24 x 71 inches
sidony o’neal
AND NOW, SQUARE TREES

March 3–April 27, 2019


Comprised of sculptural objects and drawings on vellum, o’neal’s exhibition reflects on navigating twists of labyrinthian gameplay while never escaping ultimate death. Trees and trails are reduced to unfolded cubes and ceramic greenware hexagon tiles modularly marking territory and boundaries, while ceramic spheres suggest accumulation and boundlessness.

Central to the exhibition is meet cute 3: super farmacia, a readymade black porcelain sink atop a powder coated steel stand. Obsidian—a volcanic rock—rests beneath its basin. The shielding glass stone is encased by shiny water-like acrylic, suggesting protection and cleansing. Yet, the works in AND NOW, SQUARE TREES are polysemy, evolving and transposing from one link to the next.

sidony o'neal is an artist and writer from South Sacramento, California. AND NOW, SQUARE TREES was produced in part at the ceramic studios at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Working with OCAC students and faculty in cooperative synergy, o’neal developed relationships and practices in consideration of material and site. This exhibition was made possible with generous grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation.


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