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A new exhibit will be on display at The Warren Family Gallery, featuring contemporary artist Charles Thomas O’Neil, who has studios in Stockbridge, Mass., and Fishers Island, NY. The show will run from November 1 through December 21, 2019. 

Art Department Chair Paul Banevicius said, “Berkshire School is thrilled to showcase the paintings of Charles Thomas O’Neil. His abstractions are both intellectually sophisticated and visually compelling. I remember Tom as a talented painter in high school during my early days as a teacher. All these years later, it’s exciting to share such a significant artist’s work with our school community. It’s my hope that his work will inspire our own student artists.”

The show’s title, Redacted Elements, refers to O’Neil’s painting technique, where narrative elements in the work are redacted using created stencils in an effort to gain objectivity. By using traditional techniques of layering and removal of paint, O’Neil searches for a fundamental balance between order and chaos. 

Over the last 30 years, O’Neil has exhibited nationally and internationally with over 15 solo shows around the country. He was most recently featured in a one-man exhibition at Howard Scott Gallery in New York City in 2017. His works are held in numerous private and public collections around the world. This summer O’Neil opened the Red Barn Art Gallery, a working studio and exhibition space on Fishers Island, New York.

O'Neil is a parent of two Berkshire Bears: Lilah '23 and Charlie '18.