Theorems and Poems
November 3 – December 22, 2017
Friday, November 3
7 – 9 pm
In her first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Theorems and Poems, Donnelly exhibits text-based stitching and geometric weavings. Alluding to the time-based process of using a loom, she weaves, unravels, and reweaves pigmented thread to abstractly convey text and form. She states, “In this exhibition, I explore the qualities of textile and woven cloth as a language that can act as both window and mirror, looking deeper into both sides of our internal human experience: systems of rationality, science and logic, and the deeper subconscious seat of wisdom and creativity. The works represent both of these aspects, and create their own language and logic on an individual and collective level: subliminal messages that speak alone, as well as build upon each other.”
Richmond-based Donnelly received her Bachelor of Art and Design and BA in Psychology from North Carolina State University, and later earned a MFA in Fiber Arts from VCU (2006, 2010). She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA; Artspace Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC; National Building Museum, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA; Penland Gallery, Penland, NC; Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands; and the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; among others. She recently mounted her first solo museum exhibition at The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and will be included in the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art inaugural exhibition in Richmond.