Brentwood Arts Exchange Presents Susan O’Brien

By Editorial Team on January 18, 2012
Brentwood Susan O'Brien ceramics
Ms. Marie by Susan O’Brien, Photo courtesy of the artist.
Susan O’Brien, Front Window Featured Artist


“O’Brien’s work also combines beautiful and sometimes repulsive elements which evoke the urge to approach, and to recoil. The very nature of functional ceramics, she says, is to be viewed and interacted with through touch and use, and is associated within the realm of domesticity. Paradoxically, she invites the viewer to interact with unorthodox textures and anatomy in a public setting, which may be more ‘appropriate’ for the bedroom.”
–Phil Davis, Assistant Director

Front Window Featured Artist Susan O’Brien’s work will be on view from January 30 to March 24.

The presentation of Susan O’Brien’s artwork is part of the Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Front Window Featured Artist Program, a new initiative designed to promote exceptional work by local artists working in small sculpture and/or fine crafts.

Free.  Open to the Public.

Gallery Hours:

  • 10am – 7pm Monday through Friday.
  • 10am – 4pm Saturday.
  • Closed Sunday.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722. Visit them online at or call 301-277-2863.