Transient, Gesture + Digital: Kellie O'Dempsey

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Focusing on live art and performance drawing, Kellie O’Dempsey develops inclusive, site-specific installations and performances. Hybrid in form, works can incorporate projection, video, collage, architectural space, gestural line, performance and digital drawing; her interdisciplinary approach experiential and emergent.

Creating in both solo and in collaborative formats with sound artists and contemporary dance practitioners, this diverse practice investigates notions of transformation through improvisation and happenstance. O’Dempsey’s public and private production enables an inclusive form of cultural interaction via performance and play.

“The act of drawing is an immersive, emergent, primal and performative process. I believe drawing requires response and involvement from the hand, the eye and the spirit. It involves fine judgment, impulse, selection and daring – a total involvement by the artist. For me it requires a commitment to drawing form, the dynamics of movement, the passage of time and the personality of gesture.”

Artist Profile: @kellieodempsey

Check out this piece by Ed Ayres on Kellie O'Dempsey for The Art Show here!

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