Donahue on display, at last

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


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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