Atlanta artist to present solo exhibition Oct. 4–Dec. 1.

Quilt making, embroidery, and photography will converge through the creative works of Atlanta-based artist Ali O’Leary starting on Thursday, Oct. 4 in Evans Auditorium and King-Shivell Gallery in the Cannon Student Center.

Free and open to the public, O’Leary’s lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Evans Auditorium followed by a reception and the opening of her exhibition titled “Dear John” in the King-Shivell Gallery. O’Leary’s exhibition will be open for viewing until Dec. 1.

A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, O’Leary said she’s always been curious about “[our] packed fashionable closets” and the “expensive technology glued to our hands” and how “our cultural identity becomes eternally linked to [these] items we hide in.”

Her exhibit compares the traditional works of quit making and embroidery with the more modern methods of screen printing and photography, O’Leary said.

A graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, O’Leary worked in a fashion design studio for an architecture firm before returning to the South. In addition to her art, O’Leary currently works as an adjunct professor of photography, art appreciation, and design at Georgia Gwinnett College and Georgia Military College.

By Nina MastandreaOctober 02, 2018