In war we are all prisoners
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).
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