Michele O'Marah with David Jones and Tim Jackson
September 4, 2009 – September 26, 2009
A range of source material including Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan, Goethe’s version of the Faust legend, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, and most notably, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History provide the basis for O’Marah’s original screenplay.
Deliberately low-tech, and perhaps less deliberately low-budget, the movie stars a wealthy, WASP-y, boozy cast of characters (almost all of whom are L.A. based artists) who play their parts in an entirely handmade set. Amusing in its critiques, the film maintains a gravitas due to its close ties to the moralistic Faust story.
Michele O’Marah holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has had group and solo exhibitions throughout California and New York, including shows at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, and White Columns in New York. She is represented by Sister Gallery in Los Angeles. This is her first exhibition in the Mid-Atlantic Region.