01 October 2012

Nancy Donnelly Solo Show at Foundry Gallery

Nancy Donnelly, "Glass Bouquets", glass with concrete base and oil color,each 4' high x 30" wide, photo by anythingphoto.net

New Glass, With Drawings: New Work by Nancy Donnelly
Wednesday, October 3 - Sunday, October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 from 6 - 8 pm
This solo show of Nancy Donnelly’s glass art, including sculptural pieces and drawings in glass and on paper, depends on color and light for its effects. The show includes abstract glass plants and flowers, with prints and drawings that look almost casual but have relaxation, joy and a sense of humor at their center.
Nancy Donnelly, "God's Finger with a Beach Ball" fused glass powder imagery
Over the last 18 months Nancy has put her artistic practice under the microscope. Nancy's glass is bigger and she includes her works on paper. She's incorporating aspects from in her current activities in her imagery, such as traveling in Thailand.
Nancy Donnelly, "Glass Flower" detail, photo by anythingphoto.net
Earlier this year, DC Arts critic, Lenny Campello said of her  work : 'Nancy Donnelly's new work takes the color stripes from the canvas of the 1960s giants of DMV painting and re-invents it in a fresh new approach to a 21st century dialogue in glass and concrete'  In her work, Nancy strives for something like realism, but with respect for abstraction. 

Nancy Donnelly
Trained as a painter, Nancy discovered glass as an art medium a few years ago; for her artworks in this show, she she is consciously bringing drawing and painting back into her work, working bigger, and melding glass with other materials, as well as making more art on paper. She describes her work as "trying and trying to say something without words."
New Glass, With Drawings: Nancy Donnelly 
Foundry Gallery, 1314 18th Street NW, Washington DC

October 3 - October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th; 6 - 8 pm

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