Public Shows and Exhibits
See Gallery 14 Shows for listings at that location only.
- Since October 2010, Tasha is co-director of the Verde Art Gallery in Kingston, NJ. Some of her work can be seen there as well.
(website in planning stages)
- Since June 2005, Tasha's photography is shown year-round at Another Angle, 362 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
- April 30 - May 29, 2011 at Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ: MULTIPLICITIES - Through the Lens of a Child's Toy
What started as a hunt for a good book led photographer Tasha O’Neill to a whole new way of looking at the world.
One foggy day, on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, while browsing through a seaside bookstore, Tasha found herself in the toy section. A small green barrel-shaped object captured her attention.
Imagine her surprise when she lifted it to discover a constellation of tiny lenses. These thirty two facets refract light, creating prismatic effects, no matter where it is turned.
Tasha`s curious inner child came to the fore. Everything — from single blossoms to a rippling brook to a rustic bridge — was multiplied and significantly altered.
Back home, it occurred to Tasha to attach this toy to her camera lens. Could it capture these unexpected images?
Tasha`s point-&-shoot digital camera could, indeed, be used to photograph through this unlikely tool. Everyday objects were transformed into interesting compositions. She felt like a bumble bee buzzing about — first, from flower to flower, then along the sea, and ultimately inside her house.
A softly billowing American flag turned geometric. Leaves took on arresting presence through her artful multiplications. Familiar seaside evergreens seemed to have been arranged by M.C. Escher.
This prismatic object turned out to be no mere toy. It could be called a key, a wand. With this ‘plaything’ in hand, Tasha is continually led along new paths of creativity. Her journeys are rich in joy, playfulness, and always discovery.
- February 12 - March 14, 2010: Distillations, Tasha O'Neill Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ
- March 20 - April 19, 2009: Etudes, Tasha O'Neill Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ:
"A short musical composition, typically for one instrument, designed as an exercise, to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player."
Photographing trees — first in New Jersey, then in Maine and the California Redwoods — Tasha O'Neill began to compose Etudes. Light surrounding specific trees or groves literally called to the photographer. Shifting her camera, under varying exposures, she transformed everyday realities into total abstraction.
Wielding her camera like a paintbrush, Tasha dips her camera into variables of both time and light, as though they were spread upon a limitless palette. Patterns and texture emerge. Some trees seem to melt, others to ignite. Sky is pulled down into foliage like shooting stars or fireworks. Majestic redwoods turn fluid. Fog enhances certain scenes with a theatrical backdrop.
The photographer describes the moment of connection as "heart-stopping." Shapes altered by time + light reveal rhythm itself. With the camera as instrument, she composes visual music, in which color itself becomes a coloratura.
- Jan 2009 - The Art of the Princeton Photography Club (Group show)
- May 2008 - "Princeton - Past, Present, Future" exhibit at the D&R Greenway Land Trust (Group Show)
- April - May 2008 Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ: - A Glimmer of Gehry
- March 2007 - Intimacy of Flowers at Gallery 14
- August 2006 - Southwest Harbor Library, Southwest Harbor, Maine
Letter published in the Bar Harbor Times, Aug. 2006: "...Tasha O'Neill is one of those photographers who sees and clicks, so that her "Personal View of Mt. Desert Island" comes across with wonderful variety and spontaneity, yet with all the expertise of an experienced professional... (read more...)
- April 2006 - My Personal View of Mt. Desert Island, Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ
- October 2005 - Reflections & Juxtapositions, Gallery 14, Hopewell, NJ