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Kelley O'Leary // Collective Geopgraphies
October 1 – December 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2-5pm
Public event: "Discover your District" with District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang, Saturday October 28, 2017 11-1pm

 
San Francisco, CA – Combining both analog research methods and Google Street View technology, artist Kelley O’Leary will map the Outer Sunset in a way that fuses physical, digital, and psychological geographies and re-inserts the narratives, emotion and experience that Google’s Street View project can never capture. At a time when the neighborhood, the city, and the nation are experiencing rapid transformation, Collective Geographies provides an opportunity for reflection, dialogue, and a glimpse of the innumerable layers of community and connection shared through place.
 
O’Leary invites the public to contribute memories associated with a street address in the Outer Sunset, loosely defined as west of 19th Avenue, north of Sloat Blvd, and south of Golden Gate Park. Each locale will be added to a large-scale archival collage in the gallery, and each memory will be collected in a set of corresponding cards for visitors to explore.
 
Contributors can mail or drop a note with a memory and address through the mail slot at:

Irving Street Projects
4331 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
 
or email a memory and corresponding address to collectivegeographies@gmail.com.
 
On Saturday October 28, Irving Street Projects and District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang will host a Discover Your District event for the public to share memories and talk with O’Leary about the project. An opening reception to view the work-in-progress will be held on Saturday, November 18 2-5pm. Additional public programming will be announced. For an appointment to view the work, please email irvingstreetprojects@gmail.com
 
Kelley O’Leary is a San Francisco-based multi-disciplinary artist working in collage, painting and video. She holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Art and Anthropology, and currently works as a textile designer and as an art educator. Kelley has taught workshops and classes at various organizations in the Bay Area including Root Division, Southern Exposure, Facebook, Breakthrough Collaborative, Case for Making, Khan Academy and Little Artistas.

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