Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Living Drawings: Recent Works by Hunter O’Reilly

March 12 June 4, 2006

In this unique exhibition, Chicago native Hunter O’Reilly (whose name changed to Hunter Cole in 2009) created controlled line drawings using bacteria that were photographed throughout different stages, displaying both the life and death of the bacterial drawing. Also included in this exhibition were recent works on paper drawn spontaneously while listening to scientific seminars. These impulsive drawings include notes and symbolism used playfully by the artist to create full, sometimes surreal, well-worked compositions that reflect relationships between intellect and environment.

Image: Hunter O’Reilly, Living Drawings, 2005