This July 9th during Art Walk, Wynwood’s favorite off-Art District gallery space will once again open for an interactive evening of surfboards, art and creative healing.
Fordistas Gallery presents The Pop-Up
Dana Donaty • Reality Check
A collection of contemporary works by an innovative conceptual artist widely recognized for provocative canvases with unusual narratives. Donaty began exhibiting her work as a selected artist for StArt, an art program at Wayne Akers Ford helping local artist showcase their work, enriching Palm Beach culture and benefitting important philanthropic causes, like Autism Speaks.
Donaty’s goal is to create works that go beyond that which is immediately visible, real and imagined. An auto associative memory process frames her approach to figuration and abstraction.
The work explores the relation between memory (individual and collective) and perception, emphasizing the role of memory. Memory as a space where the past and present coexist in the form of images. The images are activated through the artist’s perceptions that the work ignites through process.
Donaty’s examination of past experiences disrupts sequences, allowing for fluidity of time and the transition of one perception to the next without any clear dividing lines. The artist explores memory as content and medium, examines the role of color while traversing how the past persists in the present.
The viewer is presented with grammar arising from a process of complex memory construction, issues of their interpretation of the work and the artist’s dedication to messing with perceptions. For more information on Donaty’s work, visit danadonatyfineart.com
Join us for an evening of complimentary drinks, bites, live music and original art supporting a project that has uplifted and empowered South Florida culture. RSVP for the free event here.