Georgetown Arts & Culture

Exhibit: "Color and Chrome"- Patrick O'brien Photography

06jul(jul 6)8:00 am30sep(sep 30)10:00 amExhibit: "Color and Chrome"- Patrick O'brien Photography

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Patrick O’brien was born in Houston, TX and received a BA degree from the University of Houston in 1976. His resume includes 46 years of full-time employment in commercial photography, lithography, aerial photomapping, forensics (CSI), and audio/video/motion graphics production.

“I have always had a deep affection for the period I call the Golden Age of American automotive design, between 1954 and 1959. The bodies of the vehicles were a steel canvas for the bold colors and chrome art that adorned their sleek exteriors. References to the jet and rocketry in ornamentation, and aeronautic shapes are exclusive to this period. My intent is to pay a visual homage to the designs, the designers, and especially to the restororers and collectors of these truly classic cars. The images commemorate a time in America’s history when the automobile was not just a vehicle, but an objet d’art.” Patick O’brien

This exhibit is the culmination of images captured from several outdoor car shows in Georgetown. When necessary, the backgrounds have been manipulated to remove all distractions. Viewers may notice the regrettable absence of any models built by Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth/DeSoto…or the Oldsmobile Rocket 88. The search continues…



July 6, 2022 8:00 am - September 30, 2022 10:00 am(GMT-05:00)


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808 Martin Luther King Jr St, Georgetown, TX 78626

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