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Maggie Mullin O’Hara is a multimedia artist from Pittsburgh, PA, currently based in the South; specifically, Columbia, SC and Savannah, GA. Her #art912 exhibition I’m Trying To Tell You incorporates the mediums of video, performance, photography, sculpture and installation.

Video sculpture by Maggie Mullin O'Hara in her #art912 exhibition "I'm Trying to Tell You"The show includes a site-specific sculptural video installation of a yearlong performance piece. The artist asks the viewer to experience, more intimately, these shared vulnerabilities with her. She invites us to endure with her, feel with her, cry with her… for you, for me, for her, for him, for them, for us.

O’Hara’s work exists as a hybrid form, borrowing from the traditions of the mediums of video, photography, performance and installation. It explores ideas of interconnectedness between the physical body and experiences of psychological balance and imbalance while proposing the possibility of fulfillment through the indeterminate. It challenges the trans-subjective nature of our roles in the experience of the work, as well as the potentiality for indetermination as change — as having the capability to reverse pain into pleasure, or more radically, to collapse distinctions between the two. The work proposes the ultimatum of indeterminacy leading towards an artistic, affective production, and away from any possibility of being limited, distinct or settled.

O’Hara received her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 and her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Point Park University in 2013. She currently serves as adjunct Professor of Digital Video and curator/manager of the FAB gallery within the Fine Arts Department at South Carolina State University.

This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Erin Dunn, Assistant Curator.

Artist Talk with Maggie Mullin O'Hara

O'Hara spoke to an eager crowd about her exhibition in the Jepson Center's #art912 lounge. The multimedia artist from Pittsburgh, PA, is currently based in the South; specifically, Columbia, SC and Savannah, GA. Her exhibition "I’m Trying To Tell You" incorporates the mediums of video, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation.
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Artist Talk with Maggie Mullin O'Hara

O'Hara spoke to an eager crowd about her exhibition in the Jepson Center's #art912 lounge. The multimedia artist from Pittsburgh, PA, is currently based in the South; specifically, Columbia, SC and Savannah, GA. Her exhibition "I’m Trying To Tell You" incorporates the mediums of video, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation.

About #art912

#art912 is an initiative dedicated to raising the visibility and promoting the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah through exhibition opportunities, public programs, and outreach.

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