‘Invocation’ By Shae Goodlett

Sometimes an artist’s work can be downright maddening. Shae Goodlett knows it’s foolhardy to stive for perfection, yet “I attempt [it], knowing that it cannot be reached,” he said. Goodlett, a recent graduate from UofL’s MFA program, creates art from paper backlit by neon lights. Seems straightforward, but he has more to say (after all, he called this exhibition “Invocation”): “The images’ interactions conjure phantom colors and optical effects which are not physically present, but nonetheless real and communally experienced,” said Goodlett. “In this way, my work addresses issues of ritual, divinity and perception.”

Through Feb. 1

Revelry Boutique Gallery
742 E. Market St.

About the Author

‘Invocation’ By Shae Goodlett

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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