Existential Cartography” Art Installation
-Multimedia Drawings and Video by Sean M. O’Donnell

February 5, 7:30pm. Opening Reception.
-Show runs through February 26th.
The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St.

Images from the Opening


Website: www.seanmodonnell.com

Artist Statement:

" *The tasks that would have to be assumed by such possibilities may stagger imagination and paralyze hope, but they cannot be relinquished, as they would involve: first, the retrospective task of evaluating the consequences that have resulted from having made choices on the bases of values no higher than those derived from an acceptance of consumption as the existential motivator; second, the critical task of analyzing the socioeconomic an political institutions of our technological milieu in order to establish the effects they have had on our civilization's systems of ideas and emotions; third the prospective task of recognizing the effects and acquiesced consumption as barriers that define our current relationship to each other, and fourth, the operational task of developing the physical and socioeconomic methods necessary for implementing these objectives.
The fulfillment of these tasks will, however, require that prior to defining new areas of inquiry and action, and before developing new disciplines, we have the courage of conceiving of this possibility both as the model for beholding the meaning of one's condition, and as the way for imagining and implementing the quality of our existence in terms of a humanly made milieu."

* This is originally from Ambasz, Emilio. "Introduction: Looking Back to See Ahead." Introduction. The Universitas Project: Solutions for a Post-technological Society. New York: Museum Of Modern Art, 2006. 13. Print.

I have rewrote sections of it to fit to the show.


Sean O'Donnell C.V. 08/09/1986 odonnell.m.sean@gmail.com

Education: B.F.A. University of Akron : 2010 Major: Drawing and Painting

Awards: Outstanding Senior of the academic year in Painting/Drawing 09-10
-1 of 6 selected for Myers Foundation to Venice Biennale 2009
-3 rd Place Student Juried Exhibition 2009
-Daschiell Travel Grant to Miami Basel 2008
-Mary B. Demetros scholarship 2006
-Solo Exhibitions Here We Are Now...Entertain Us; Myers School of Art Projects Gallery, Akron, OH. 2009
-Symbiotic Interface; Millworks Gallery. Akron, OH. 2009
-Bearing Society; University of Akron, Bierce Library. OH. 2008 --Group Exhibition Not From Here: Poignant Demands; Forum Art Space. Cleveland, OH. 2010
-Graduating Senior's Exhibition; Infocision Stadium. Akron, OH. 2010
-Advanced Painting Show; Canal Place. Akron, OH. 2010
-Narratives; Summit Art Space. Akron, OH. 2010
-Kaleidoscope; Juried Exhibition, Summit Art Space. Akron, OH. 2009
-Student Juried Exhibition; Myers School of Art. Akron, OH. 2009 --Fresh And Witty; Juried Exhibition, Summit Art Space. Akron, OH. 2009
-Memories of Youth; Myers School of Art Projects Gallery. Akron, OH. 2009
-Not Scene As Art; Thursdays Lounge, Akron. OH. 2009
-Student Scholarship Show; Myers School of Art. Akron, OH. 2006

Press: Summit Artspace exhibit showcases trio of artist; Akron Beacon Journal, pgs: E1, E8 3.14.2010. Featured color image in review. Cuyahoga Falls artist tells stories through paintings at 'Narratives';
-Stow Sentry, 3.21.2010. Featured b/w image in review.

Related Experience 2007 Diana Cooper residency at MOCA Cleveland
-Active member of Artist of Rubber City, Akron, OH 2009-present