Guest Artist Lecture: Bart O’Reilly

McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History will present a visiting artist lecture by Bart O’Reilly on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Hall, Room 104.  The lecture, which is sponsored by Ars Nova, the College’s art club, is free and open to the public.

“My work is concerned with the actions of time, light and human activity on places and their objects,” says O’Reilly.  “Within this framework I try to open a space for imaginary and poetic intervention.  Using physical objects or specific places I explore their history and materiality.  A claim to truly know or understand seems at best arrogant and at worst extremely dangerous.  I try to explore the slippage between what we perceive and what we claim to know.”

Bart O’Reilly was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Maryland since 2003.  He makes interdisciplinary work that includes painting, drawing, poetry and video. He teaches at The Maryland Institute College of Art and Harford Community College. He has shown work extensively in Baltimore, Washington DC. Philadelphia and New York as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland. O'Reilly received his BFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2000 and his MFA from MICA in 2012. He has received grants from The Baltimore Social Innovation Journal and an Individual Artists Award from The Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts.

For more information about the artist, and to see samples of his work, please visit

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00pm

Peterson Hall, 104

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