'5th Wheel Element Project'
employs a variety of art forms, practices and techniques to invite
more comprehensive audience participation, as is befitting
participatory practice. There is no room for passive viewing in ‘5th
Wheel Element Project.’ The title is important, the idea of the 5th
wheel points to the complicated extra dimension. Four wheels are
necessary for balance and movement and what of the fifth? Yet the
idea of five elements ties into psychology’s ‘Big Five
personality traits,’ as highlighted by O’Leary; openness,
conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. It
can also refer to the five senses – touch, smell, sight, taste and
hearing – again crucial to the participatory experience of Kathy
thought provoking piece ‘Clogging Cogs’ is an ingenious found object, wall
installation that uses a circular network of industrial cogs that are
moved when an audience member pushes the wheel to set the cogs in
motion to create this interactive wall installation.
Kathy O'Leary completed her M.A. Art in the Contemporary World, N.C.A.D. Dublin Ireland ('13), and a *B.F.A. (Hons.), Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland ('05).
She took part in Pathways to Practice Symposium, with the Glucksman Gallery,
UCC, the Fire-Station Artist Studios, Dublin and A.D.I. ('13).
Residencies include Locis.eu ('13) and Well Beings ('12).
Kathy has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally
including her recent solo show at Pallas Projects/Studios ('13) and 'Open Book | Leabhar Oscailte', at The
Working Artists Studios/Gallery, Cork ('12).
As an artist Kathys' works are multidisciplinary. She has exhibited at 'Second Sait', Locis.eu
Residency, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, ('13). Culture Night Screening with MART's 'We Wear
Short Shorts' Dublin and Riverside Studios – The Irish Film Festival London, ('13). Invited selection 183rd RHA Annual Exhibition, ('13).
‘The Peace Project’ with The Whole 9, USA ('14/'12/'11). KRF:1 Artist
Notebook Project, Droichead Arts Centre and Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare ('13). She has also exhibited at Higher Bridges Gallery,
Enniskillen, Tower Museum Derry City Council Heritage and Museum Exhibition, ADF
Gallery Belfast, CityBase, Newcastle City Centre, UK. Her work was shown during the OPEN CALL, ‘Impossible Exchange’, PS1, Frieze Art Fair,
London, UK ('09) and The Model Gallery, Sligo, ('05).
She took part in a mentoring program at Fire-Station Artist Studios, Dublin and ADI, ('11).
Her work has been reviewed by Marianne O'Kane Boal,
Art and Architecture Critic ('13), Susan Edward Hobbs, Artist, Curator and Writer, ('13) and by Carol Gilbert Artist and Writer, published in The Southern Star, West Cork, ('12).
She has work held in both private/public collections.
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