‘PROJECT 10: obby obby’

You will never think of quilts in quite the same way. Joel McDonald’s first solo exhibition at Zephyr Gallery features textiles and plants but not in the traditional sense. They serve as a means for McDonald’s search for answers. The questions are things many of us deal with — death, sex, religion and conservative values. And, of course, politics. As curator Joey Yates explains, “‘obby obby’ provides McDonald … [with] an opportunity … [for] a political stage to impugn a certain store that prevailed upon the Supreme Court to deny female employees the same access to certain contraceptives intended to be universally available under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.” McDonald will be giving an artist talk on Monday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m.


Zephyr Gallery
610 E. Market St.

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‘PROJECT 10: obby obby’

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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