Transcending Pathos was the first collaborative exhibition of artists Cecilia Orr (metal/mixed media) and Julian Maher (painter). In addition to the works completed during the project, the exhibition included works of both artists completed prior to the start of the project. These were included to show the change in the work of both artists as a result of the collaborative process. These works are signed Jane Orr and Megan Schmidt, the names the artists were using for their art at the time they met.
“Upon seeing Cecilia’s art it was obvious that our work was very compatible, not only visually but more importantly, conceptually.” Julian Maher
“As far as our collaborative work is concerned neither of us planned anything before we began. Rather it developed through the process of interaction and the inspiration that produces” Cecilia Orr – Mixed media artist
At times this process is challenging requiring co-operation and in some sense a dismantling of authorship, but the results far outweigh the supposed loss. I would gladly admit this project with Cecilia has changed my career. From working alone as a painter” my objective is now, as it is with Cecilia, to create artworks in conjunction with other artists” Julian Maher – Painter
“All the collaborative works are intriguingly seamless which makes it extraordinary that the two talents only met in February this year:” Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, NZ.