November 27, 2020 – January 16, 2021
Natural Bridge in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is one of the world’s most iconic geological formations. Often considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it has been visited by hundreds of thousands, and its image has been photographed and reproduced in countless ways. At this point, producing paintings of this landmark might seem irrelevant or even kitsch. However, Donna’s objective is not to paint it as a landscape, but to deconstruct the iconic site into its elements – the dynamic curve of the arch, the textured contour and rich colors of the walls, the play of light and shadow in the rocks and trees. She is interested in breaking down the elements of the formation by portraying it from every conceivable angle.
Some of the pieces in her series are more readily recognizable as the iconic bridge formation, while others are highly abstracted and stylized. Taken together, they form a presentation of the entire formation in space and time, rather than a single iconic representation.
This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.