Donna Huanca
ECHO IMPLANT
Instal­la­tion View


Donna Huanca
ECHO IMPLANT
Per­for­mance Instal­la­tion View


Donna Huanca
Sum­mer, 2015
Plas­ter, latex, paint on can­vas
24 x 18 x 1 3/4 inches
61 x 45.7 x 4.5 cm


Donna Huanca
BUKKET, 2015
Ceramic, fab­ric, wood, Plex­i­glas
54 x 18 x 18 inches
184 x 91.5 x 61 cm


Donna Huanca
Gala Tears, 2015
Cloth­ing in Plex­i­glas with metal frame
48 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches
123 x 92.7 x 4.4 cm


Donna Huanca
ECHO IMPLANT
Per­for­mance Instal­la­tion View


Donna Huanca
Trimester, 2015
Knit panty­hose, latex, metal
61 x 19 x 13 inches
155 x 48.3 x 33 cm


Donna Huanca
ECHO IMPLANT
Instal­la­tion View


Donna Huanca
ECHO IMPLANT
Per­for­mance Instal­la­tion View


Donna Huanca
Mom, 2015
Paint and latex on reflec­tive mate­r­ial
47 x 39 x 2 inches
119.3 x 99 x 5 cm


Donna Huanca
Screiii, 2015
PLa­tex, vel­vet, nylon, metal
58 x 30 x 22 inches
147.3 x 76 x 56 cm


Donna Huanca
ECHO IMPLANT
Instal­la­tion View


Donna Huanca
PISCES SHOE, 2014
Ceramic, moss, leather, paint, wood
23 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
58.5 x 23 x 23 cm


Donna Huanca
JT, 2015
Latex and vel­vet on nylon
52 x 44 x 2 3/4 inches
132 x 111.7 x 7 cm


Donna Huanca
KZ2009, 2015
Plas­ter and latex paint on can­vas
60 x 48 x 1 3/4 inches
152.5 x 122 x 4.5 cm


Donna Huanca
Cave­Woman, 2015
Makeup on wool
59 x 37 x 1 1/2 inches
150 x 94 x 4 cm


Donna Huanca
WET, 2015
Latex and vel­vet on linen
25 x 24 x 1.5 inches
63.5 x 61 x 4 cm


Donna Huanca
Crush Part 2, 2015
Cloth­ing, leather, sil­i­cone, Plex­i­glas, wood frame
70 x 51 x 2 inches
178 x 129.5 x 5 cm

FEB 5 - MARCH 8, 2015

DONNA HUANCA:
ECHO IMPLANT

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Joe Shef­tel Gallery is pleased to present ECHO IMPLANT, Donna Huanca’s first solo exhi­bi­tion with the gallery. An open­ing recep­tion and the first per­for­mance will be held on Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 5, from 7-9pm. The exhi­bi­tion will be on view through March 8, 2015.

Addi­tional per­for­mances will be held on:
Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 15, 3-6pm
Sun­day, March 1, 3-6pm
Sun­day, March 8, 3-6pm

For ECHO IMPLANT, Donna Huanca cre­ates an immer­sive instal­la­tion fea­tur­ing new paint­ings and sculp­tures that will be acti­vated by sched­uled per­for­mances in the exhi­bi­tion space.

Donna Huanca’s instal­la­tions fuse tac­tile mate­ri­als, such as cloth­ing and ephemera to cre­ate per­for­ma­tive archi­tec­tural col­lages. Work­ing pri­mar­ily with decon­structed cloth­ing, dipped in paint and solid­i­fied, her sculp­tural ges­tures pause a once-fluid life of the gar­ment. Dur­ing Huanca’s dura­tional per­for­mances the works inter­act with the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of live mod­els, cam­ou­flaged and infused into the sculp­ture, giv­ing life to oth­er­wise sta­tic art­works

Born in Chicago, Huanca received a BFA in Paint­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Hous­ton and stud­ied at Städelschule, Frank­furt, Ger­many. In 2012, Huanca was awarded a Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship to live and work in Mex­ico City.

Recent exhi­bi­tions include: PSYCHOTRIA ELATA at Art Berlin Con­tem­po­rary, Berlin, Ger­many, SADE ROOM (famously reclu­sive) at MoMA PS1 Printshop New York, Look where it got us, MonCHERI Brus­sels, Bel­gium, SEEING AURAS at ltd Los Ange­les, SCRYING THREATS, Queer Thoughts, Chicago, RAW MATERIAL at Malmö Kon­sthall, Swe­den, 2013 Arn­hem Fash­ion Bien­nale, Nether­lands, Pio­neer Voices at the Gallery of North­ern Nor­way, and PANIC FEAR CRYING FITS at PRETEEN Gallery, Mex­ico City, Mex­ico.

*Cloth­ing worn dur­ing the per­for­mances made by Women’s His­tory Museum (Mat­tie Barringer/Amanda McGowan).

For press inquiries and images, please con­tact the gallery at mail@joesheftelgallery.com.