Previous Shows: 2013: Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern.: Helen O’Leary
O’leary’s work delves into her own history as a painter, rooting in the ruins and failures of her studio for both subject matter and raw material. Humorous and enigmatic, these fragments bare their histories as well-worn objects, and in that maintain a certain irrefutable integrity, speaking to both the strengths and frailties ingrained by hard use and the passage of time. Through the process of deconstruction and reassembly, the pieces invert the conventional anatomical hierarchies of painting in an attempt to find what is fresh and vital among the entrails of the image.