Helen O'Leary @ Lesley Heller Workspace

(detail) Helen O'Leary, Delicate Negotiations, 2015, egg tempera and oil emulsio
(detail) Helen O'Leary, Delicate Negotiations, 2015, egg tempera and oil emulsion on constructed wood, 68 x 48 x 10 inches (courtesy of Lesley Heller Workspace)

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy talk with artist Helen O'Leary at her exhibition Delicate Negotiations, on view at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, through October 18, 2015.

O'Leary remarks: "I have a full history of painters in my head that I'm thinking about... and it's my way of coming to that language through a very very different structure, that's to do with my own life, to do with my own system, to do with my own failure. I think of big, heroic paintings a lot and then I think of my way of getting there, which is through mostly revision, small movements, and failure."