Marinaro will inaugurate its new Gallery One space at 678 Broadway with a solo exhibition by Missoula-based artist Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli. This body of work continues Herlihy-Paoli’s ongoing series exploring environmental, social, and political issues that permeate contemporary society. The artist is known for her frequent use of curtains and the theater set in her paintings, incorporating them as a vehicle to place her subjects center stage both physically and metaphorically.
The paintings in this show feature Herlihy-Paoli’s signature stage backdrop, while also moving beyond the theater into the landscape and the personal. Topics such as the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Roe v. Wade, wildfires at the urban/wildland interface, water issues in the West and personal loss appear across the work. The compositions frequently include found objects sewn onto the canvas; buttons, beads, curtain pulls, and other ephemera connect the work to a history of feminine labor as well as to a personal memory of the artist’s grandmother.
Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli (b.1956, grew up in Westport, Ct) lives and works in Missoula, Montana. This is her first solo exhibition in New York.
Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli: Intermission will be on view from January 22 through February 26, 2022, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 22nd from 3:00-7:00pm. Marinaro is located at 678 Broadway, Floor 3, NYC