‘Fractured’ By Kate Mattingly

Kate Mattingly’s paintings encourage examination. Words that could spring to mind when viewing are trompe l’oeil, cubism and sculpture. That’s because her process is one of destruction, starting in the natural world, then refashioning it through geometric shapes. “Beginning with an object, I break it down into basic shapes and colors only to reassemble it into a half-truth,” Mattingly said, “an object that lies somewhere in between the original image and a controlled chaos born of manipulation. Objects may maintain an echo of our own visual experiences or be lost completely in a continuous cycle of destruction and rebirth.” The opening reception for “Fractured” is Friday, May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.


Art Sanctuary Gallery
1433 S. Shelby St.

About the Author

‘Fractured’ By Kate Mattingly

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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