“Blind Shadow” Artist Proof by Patrick Wadley (ATX 1950-1992)
19”L x 16”H
Blind Shadow, Artist Proof, by Patrick Wadley. Newly framed. Signed, "P.Wadley 91." Fantastic condition.
Patrick Wadley was born in Oklahoma in 1950. He studied briefly at the University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State University. In the early 1970's he made his home in Austin, Tx.
While known primarily for his work in glass, Wadley was also an accomplished artist in other media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, and print-making.
Wadley's subjects are most often the human figure. His later works express preoccupations with death and spirituality while maintaining a certain whimsy amid the intensity.
Before his death in 1992, his work with glass appeared in over 25 shows, across the United States, in Europe and in Japan. His expertise in this medium was acknowledged with teaching positions at Pilchuck School and the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, where he was also Artist in Residence in 1986.
His work is held in numerous private collections around the world, as well as the Blanton Museum ,the University of Texas at Austin, the High Museum in Atlanta and the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design.