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  • Helen O’Leary, Cost #18, 2018–21, egg tempera, linen, eggshell chalk, and pigments on wood, 13 × 21 1⁄2 × 5".

    Helen O’Leary, Cost #18, 2018–21, egg tempera, linen, eggshell chalk, and pigments on wood, 13 × 21 1⁄2 × 5".

    Helen O’Leary

    PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY

    Helen O’Leary’s painting/sculpture hybrids assert their presence in an ambiguous zone between two and three dimensions, embodying a lyrical yet fierce waste-nothing resourcefulness that appears at first to be the perfect response to pandemic-era isolation. Her bricoleur’s gift for making something out of nothing—for using every tiny scrap available, including bits of older artworks—actually goes back much further. Born and raised in Ireland, O’Leary attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1980s and has been teaching at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since

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  • Helen O’Leary, Cost #18, 2018–21, egg tempera, linen, eggshell chalk, and pigments on wood, 13 × 21 1⁄2 × 5".

    Helen O’Leary, Cost #18, 2018–21, egg tempera, linen, eggshell chalk, and pigments on wood, 13 × 21 1⁄2 × 5".

    Helen O’Leary

    PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY

    Helen O’Leary’s painting/sculpture hybrids assert their presence in an ambiguous zone between two and three dimensions, embodying a lyrical yet fierce waste-nothing resourcefulness that appears at first to be the perfect response to pandemic-era isolation. Her bricoleur’s gift for making something out of nothing—for using every tiny scrap available, including bits of older artworks—actually goes back much further. Born and raised in Ireland, O’Leary attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1980s and has been teaching at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since

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