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Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Act Three
October 5, 2021 - December 23, 2021Free
Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Act Three, sponsored by MAGDA, is an exhibition of new work by Missoula artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli. These paintings feature sharply rendered subjects and express her growing concerns and anxieties about water and fire in the West. These paintings are an extension of Herlihy-Paoli’s series of theater curtain paintings. Each painting features a classic theater stage with parted curtains and the main subject pictured center stage. Many of these paintings include objects such as buttons or beads that are hand-stitched onto the canvas as embellishments. In this series, Herlihy-Paoli reacts to personal, political, and world events using the frame of the theatrical stage as a vehicle to call attention and reflect truths about our culture and our lives, as a mirror which she hopes “allows us to see ourselves and our society more clearly.”