Dmitry Samarov

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 Karen Azarnia, Gallery Director

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Current Exhibition

Dmitry Samarov, Paintings and Drawings
September 5–October 17, 2018
Opening Reception, September 5, 4:00–7:00 p.m., with an artist talk at 3:30 p.m.

For more than thirty years, much of Dmitry Samarov's work has been focused on watching what goes on outside of himself. With their dynamic perspectives and rough, unresolved-look, his paintings and drawings could never be mistaken for photographs but resemble the seen world nonetheless. Whether it is a picture of his living room, a cluttered bookshelf, friends and family members, or the view outside his window, Samarov trusts what he sees and makes marks that correspond and echo what passes in front of his eyes. This exhibition will present a survey of his work completed within the past twenty years.