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Worcester State Professors Featured in Exhibit at Worcester Center for Crafts

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

Kat O' Connor

The Worcester Center for Crafts is set to open their newest exhibit titled “A Conversation Between Definite and Indefinite,” featuring art by Worcester State professors Michael Hachey and Kat O’Connor. 

The show will open with a reception honoring the artists on Thursday, March 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public. 

"What started as a visitor asking Kat O'Connor if she ever worked abstractly turned into a two-year dialogue and joint critique between O'Connor and Hachey. Michael's work is traditionally thought of as abstract while Kat's work is usually described as realistic,”  said Gallery Director Candace Casey. 

The exhibit will be on view through April 29. 

The Artists 

Michael Hachey

Michael Hachey of West Boylston and Kat O'Connor of Worcester teach at Worcester State University. Hachey is a Professor and O’Connor is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Both artists are known as painters but each is also skilled in drawing techniques and large-scale monochromatic drawings. 

"The most self-evident categories often conceal mystery. Such are the terms real and abstract. The fruits of a nearly two-year conversation and mutual critique, these large-scale drawings explore the polarity of realism and abstraction-their meaning, motivation, and modes of working for us,” the artist said in a joint statement. 

For more information, click here.

 

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