July/August 2015: Teal Gardner

Teal Gardner
Curated by Alex Priest
July/August 2015

Teal Gardner is an artist, playworker and assistant Montessori educator living in Omaha. She was a fellow at the Union for Contemporary art in 2013. She is currently a resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, where she is investigating play as it relates to agency, freedom and presence in urban space. Her installations are comprised of painted sticks, cardboard signs, and other (natural and synthetic) props that suggest a “playful insurrection.”

She is working on a series of dazzlepainted “obstacles” which will be deployed in the spring, some of which were designed in collaboration with children. She also facilitates a creative play workshop called Play Lab, where children are given space and materials to create however they wish.

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