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Donahue on display, at last

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The works of Andreana Donahue make their way to the Winchester Gallery this Friday.

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Getting Close to the Event Horizon
Through March 19
Opening January 21, 5:30 p.m.
Winchester Gallery, 455-7340
3130 S. McLeod Dr.

The new exhibit at Winchester Gallery has been a long time coming for fans of Andreana Donahue. Her shows at Main gallery (2007-09) were some of the most interesting in town, featuring local, national and international contemporary art—emerging to established. Knowing that Donahue, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is also an artist has long had us wondering when we would see her art? Finally, after a few teasers in group shows, we have Getting Close to the Event Horizon, a hand-cut paper installation by Donahue, in which the artist explores black holes, “impermanence of place” and “illusion of space.” The exhibit is a fearless leap into the magnitude of nature in its explosive, frightening, tender, fragile and dynamic form. Donahue brings us familiar terrain and organic shapes, composed and wild, in a glorious and very contemporary installation of sculptural wall works cut from paper. Worth the wait.

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