In October, I wrote about a chance meeting I had with Brooklyn- based artist named Joe O’Donoghue and his newly exhibited works of art. O’Donoghue recently opened up his gallery and workspace for a show of the work, aptly titled “Happenstansically Beautiful“.
O’Donoghue’s pieces are all the result of his well-known ice sculpting work. The boards are shaped by elemental stress, used and morphed into etchings of time. The hard work that ironically melts away leaves the lasting material art on view now at 218 Plymouth Street in Dumbo.
New developments in the original use of the wood include paint, rust, glasswork, and metal additions.