TOM ORR

waterfall

source: camplinart

Tom Orr is an artist in Dallas and during my may class I got to meet him and his wife, Frances Bagley an important artist as well. The shared a HUGE space to create work. It was a dream space for an artist to create work. It is not often I get to see artist’s studio spaces and usually those spaces are small, but these two had a warehouse size studio space. Unlike my studio, it was nice and clean too. Some of the space was reserved for exhibition space, but most was production space. Orr often creates art for public spaces or private outside spaces. The pictures above shows one of his sculptures. I find Orr’s work sometimes painful to look, because of the affect that his work has on the eye. You might see him as an Op artists or an artists that uses Optical illusions to create an aesthetic experience. His reference to nature here, a waterfall, helps that the illusion out of the pure conceptual trickery into a more representational heart felt piece. Besides, it is fun to walk back it and mess with your eyes.
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source: mutualart

Tom Orr is an American artist. Tom Orr has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Dallas Museum of Art and at the Barry Whistler Gallery. There have been Several articles about Tom Orr, including ‘Dallas Contemporary Director Calls eBay Print Sales ‘Stupid Mistake’’ written by Dallas Contemporary Director Calls Ebay Print Sales ‘stupid Mistake’ for D Magazine in 2013.
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source: artlies

Tom Orr photographs fingerprints, enlarges them and then cuts, measures, paints, silk-screens, interlocks and glues squares of paper to thin sheets of birch plywood. Finally, armed with a single thumbprint and a ninety-degree turn, he starts this repetitive process all over again, creating another complex configuration. Orr began his investigation of fingerprint patterns some five years ago, working intuitively by establishing visual arrangements on his studio floor. The artist has since incorporated a computer into his process, but his extraordinary vision, precision, focus and rigorous method of production remains unchanged.