Dualities Over Dichotomies: Maureen O’Leary at Cristin Tierney Gallery

Vittoria Benzine, WhiteHot Magazine, May 25, 2022

Mundane and intense, unhinged yet considered, boisterous but roaringly hushed. "Both/And," the latest solo show by Long Island-based Maureen O'Leary, deals in dualities over dichotomies, blending the contemporary with the classic in depictions of everyday moments from the artist's own inner monologue. On view at Cristin Tierney Gallery since April 22nd, the exhibition has now entered its final week-infusing fauvism's anxious attachment to reality with wry punchlines that entreat viewers to see life through the artist's own warped perspective.