Art Talk and Reception: As I Am, with Kendal O’Leary
Please join us for the opening of As I Am, with artist Kendal O’Leary. As I Am explores the fluid boundaries between identity and experience: How we see our world reflects how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves shapes our relationship with our world. In her talk, Kendal’s will spotlight viewer reflection with a creative inquiry activity; share her experiences in collaborative group printmaking; and discuss her artwork.
Kendal O’Leary has studied fine print-making since 2009. After college, she continued coursework at the School of Visual Arts and Art Students League where she was taught by Sharon Sprung and other professional artists. Kendal is currently a Masters student in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where she has embraced a new community of artists, from the classroom to the print studio. Her signature work includes a series of large black and white monotype prints of octopus, each one unique. On a plexiglass plate, Kendal uses relief technique (like “reverse” painting) to apply and remove the black ink until the image develops. She recently began experimenting with transparent plexiglass canvas to create octopus in color.
Kendal O’Leary is a 2023 awardee of Gottesman Libraries’ commission art sponsored through the generosity of the Myers Foundations. As I Am is on display through October 20th in the Offit Gallery, concomitant with the curated book collection Tentacles of Learning in Everett Cafe.
Non Teachers College or Columbia University members may rsvp via online support using the drop down menu to select “RSVP” and enter details. Members may use the register button below. Refreshments will be served.
Where: 305 Russell / Offit Gallery
Poster Image: Bemuse, by Kendal O’Leary, Courtesy of the Artist