DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury’s Trailer Box Project will introduce “Chimera,” a new interactive solo exhibition by Bethel artist Honorah O’Neill with an opening reception Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
The hands-on exhibit featuring life-sized creatures with mix and match parts will run through Saturday, March 26.
“As an artist, Honorah O’Neill often utilizes her anthropological background to bring fables and folktales to life,” said Dana Walker, director of Trailer Box Project. “For her upcoming installation, O’Neill has harnessed the mythological Chimera of ancient Greece, a monstrous creature composed of the parts of more than one animal. Combined with her love for the natural world and a wry wit, the resulting sculptures are playful and humorous.”
O’Neill, a painter and sculptor, studied at Ohio Wesleyan University and earned her degree in anthropology. The owner of the Bethel Rainy Day Paperback Exchange bookstore, O’Neill has exhibited her works throughout Connecticut and has amassed a following in the greater Danbury area. Her installation for Trailer Box Project includes animals such as a Bernese Mountain Dog, giant anteater and velociraptor dressed in a variety of costumes, from Girl Scout to doctor. Each creature is made of separate parts that can be switched with other animals to make all new, imaginative hybrids.
Trailer Box Project, a project space and gallery in Danbury, Connecticut is dedicated to assisting groundbreaking artists in sharing their concepts with the public.
Members of the general public are invited to attend the opening reception at Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Road, Unit 15, in Danbury. Operating hours for the exhibition are Thursday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.