Amy O'Neill: Suburban Imagination

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Amy O'Neill, Franck Gautherot
JRP Ringier Kunstverlag AG, 2007 - Art - 79 pages
This journey through the American suburban imagination--by Pennsylvania-born Amy O'Neill, who currently lives and works in New York--reveals the uncanny that lies just beneath the banal. O'Neill's work is situated between the past and present, vernacular and global, high and low cultures. Her sculptures, installations and drawings trade in recycled bits of Americana like bald eagles, carnival midway games and basement rec rooms. As critic Gregory Williams writes, O'Neill's work looks back, "nostalgically to those sites in the American cultural landscape that leave a deep-fried residue on one's childhood memories." A recent installation, "Forest Park Forest Zoo" (2007), memorializes an abandoned roadside petting zoo that O'Neill found off a country road in the midst of a Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, forest. This first monograph includes a text by artist and writer John Miller.

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Contents

HUNTING FISHING NATURE AND TRADITION
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Shrine of the Pines and Big Trees
27
Parade Float Graveyard
41
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Amy O'Neill is a self-published romance writer from Blissfield, Michigan. She used this small town in Southeast Michigan as her back drop for Taking Chances. This book is the first in her Small Town Series. Amy's first novel, Finding Home, was released in September 2011 and is the first in her California Dreamin' Series based in San Diego. Amy currently works as a receptionist in addition to being a self-published writer, but her greatest role is as mom to her teenage son. You can follow Amy on Twitter and Facebook at amyoneillonline. Visit Amy's blog, http: //amyoneillonline.blogspot.com for updates on upcoming books, signings, and other tidbits about Amy.

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