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Watchlist Artist: Kaye Donachie

Maureen Paley is pleased to present new work by Kaye Donachie; this will be her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.

In this forthcoming exhibition Donachie’s subject is the fictional female character of Marguerite Duras’ novella The Malady of Death. In the novella the male and female characters merge and separate. They create an atmosphere together that is part living, part dreaming. Such is the atmosphere that Kaye Donachie seeks to examine in the new drawings and paintings she exhibits in this show. She uses the muted palette and fragile line that she has relied on in her work throughout to create images that are more poetic than narrative.

(text source: Maureen Paley)

Kaye Donachie, Untitled 4, flashe and charcoal on paper, framed: 65 cm x 89.5 cm, 2013; © the artist, courtesy Maureen Paley, London


More on Kaye Donachie (b. 1970, Glasgow, United Kingdom)

British artist Kaye Donachie's paintings utilize found film footage of counterculture groups where rebellious and revolutionary activities become the source material to investigate group dynamics and power structures. Donachie considers painting an appropriate medium through which to probe radical beliefs and their paradoxes. Her interest lies in manipulating cultural references that have, over time, become embedded in our collective consciousness.

(text source: cell projects)

Education: Royal College of Art, London, MA in Painting, 1997. Hochschule der Künste (H.D.K.), Berlin, 1996. University of Central England, Birmingham, B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, 1992.


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(Image on top: Kaye Donachie, The day returns too soon, 2013, oil on canvas, 90.5 x 41 cm; Courtesy of the Artist and Maureen Paley)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 1/4/14

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