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A Place of Refreshment – Opening Reception

October 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Pinched between reality and fantasy is a place where uncertainty is King. A place where being lost is the only way to see death, hope, luxury, anxiety and masculinity all making out with each other.

A Place of Refreshment” is an artist’s depiction of an emotional vacation taken in the months following the end of the world (Circa. December 22nd 2012).

In collaboration with Movember Canada, 100% of proceeds will be donated to funding Men’s health initiatives. Sign up for Movember 2013 at the opening and be rewarded!

Marc O’Brien is a Canadian artist/illustrator that combines traditional aesthetics with contemporary fantasy. Marc is primarily a painter, but works in a variety of digital and analogue media. His work has been recognized for its imaginative settings and characters, rendered in vivid detail. He enjoys playing with atmosphere and colour in his paintings and has a growing collection of shiny things.

Awards and Recognition:

American Illustration 32 (Chosen for online collection)

Applied Arts Awards Competition Winner 2013

OCAD University Gold medal for illustration 2012

American Illustration 31 (Selected for publication)

CMYK Magazine Top 100 New Creatives Vol. 53

Applied Arts Awards Competition Winner 2012

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October 17, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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