ANNUAL, the Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The mission of the O’Connor Art Gallery is to present timely, relevant and focused contemporary art exhibitions that foster critical and thoughtful dialogue across disciplines. Exhibitions are curated with the Dominican student body in mind, as they are meant to introduce students to new and innovative artistic concepts, practices and strategies.

Located in Lewis Hall, steps from many of the art department’s studios and classrooms, the gallery is particularly accessible to art students as a space for intimate engagement and reflection. In addition to at least three curated exhibitions per year, the gallery is the site of an annual juried student show and senior thesis exhibitions.

The gallery is open to the public during the academic year.

Questions? Contact Andrew ReyesBurkholder, Gallery Director

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm,
Saturday, 11am-4pm

Current Exhibition

Le Male
January 17 -  March 2, 2018
Opening Reception January 17, 4-7 p.m.

Dominican University’s O’Connor Art Gallery presents Le Male, a two-person exhibition featuring Chicago-based artist Dutes Miller and Brooklyn based artist Felipe Baeza. Le Maletm, the name of the popular fragrance by Jean Paul Gautier served as the catalyst for this exhibition. Shaped like torso of an ancient Greek sculpture, the explicitly sexualized fragrance bottle suggests the ideal male form. Le Male explores themes of desire, objectification, and monstrosity through forms that alter and abstract the male body. Baeza’s collage work reconstruct history through the reassembly of imagery, combining images of pre-Colombian artifacts and gay pornographic print media. Informed by reverse anthropology, Baeza creates a new iconography presenting alternative interpretations of colonialism, culture, and sex. Dutes Miller’s deformed creature-like sculptures combine fantasy and male sexuality, they personify pleasure, desire, and erotic possibilities. Miller utilizes papier-mâché, dyed plaster, colorful paint and found objects to erect his creatures that examine sexual experience and queer culture. Together, Baeza and Millers’ work present alternative perspectives in which to consider the body, sexuality and desire.

Felipe Baeza, Untitled (Gente del Occidente de México)