‘Altered Reality’

Welcome to the art version of the “Twilight Zone” where your reality is about to be altered. In their exhibition, artists Kay Grubola and Bette Levy are reminding us that “we embrace different realities all the time [and] our interpretation of the world is influenced by many things.” Their art features similar natural elements but go off in different directions. Grubola has based her works on Celtic mythology. “These pieces, defined as jewelry … have a fetish quality about them created by scale and natural materials,” she explains. Levy, on the other hand, has gotten away from traditional embroidery to experimenting with unorthodox materials. Pig gut, anyone? She decided to use it “because of its tactility when manipulating and stretching it into three-dimensional shapes.”


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‘Altered Reality’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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