pianola, pianola rolls, boxes, labels and shelf
90 × 120cm
illuminated colour transparency and display box, 120 × 180 × 15 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart and Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne.
7 channel mono sound, speakers and glass
In Soliloquy, 2011, a large-scale projection, the act of speech is reconfigured into a self-enclosed loop of abstracted, rhythmic motion that becomes a dominant, arresting force. Constructed from stop-motion animation photography. 1:09 second loop.
215 × 830cm. acrylic on canvas.
“Like the boy in Where The Wild Things Are, O’Hern dreams of a world where monsters live. In his finely executed art works, his pen creates visceral, beautiful, mundane and extraordinary narratives.”