Jessie Wilber Gallery
By Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli
September 11 – November 27, 2020
Montana Art Gallery Directors Association sponsored exhibit
An exhibition of work by Missoula artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli. These paintings 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. 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.”
This exhibit is our feature for the Fall Schools & Seniors in the Gallery program. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour and project for your classroom or group!
Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for generously sponsoring this exhibit and our Schools & Seniors in the Gallery Program.