‘LAS ESFERAS’ by Patrick Donley

Patrick Donley had a head full of spheres. To get them out, he painted them over and over in a textural, powdery finish to make the flat circles become fully modeled round objects. The resulting globes transport us to what looks like a galaxy full of richly pigmented planets. “These latest works are for me a path of rediscovery,” states Donley, “‘Las Esferas’ is a return to once familiar imagery, the sphere, but approaching it with the language that has evolved over the past decade or so, that speaks of objects in space. These objects are non-specific in nature, in scale and in location. There is something surreal happening that is at once perplexing while at the same time pleasing.”


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‘LAS ESFERAS’ by Patrick Donley

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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