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  • “Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS” 

    Aspen Art Museum
    637 East Hyman
    June 29 - December 16

    Curated by Heidi Zuckerman with Courtenay Finn and Lauren Fulton

    Gingham is both motif and material in Cheryl Donegan’s boundless multimedia oeuvre, which since the 1990s has famously included performance and video as well as object making. In her paintings—the focus of this exhibition—the workaday checked print conjures the modernist grid as well as a pixelated expanse. untitled⎽jade green⎽neon red, 2016, one of the forty or so canvases that will be on view, is representative of Donegan’s sensibility (and sense of humor): It takes the name of a digital file but, with its appealingly garish palette and blurred, interrupted pattern rendered in acrylic on rough jute, has the presence of a sticky object. “GRLZ + VEILS” will also include seven mannequins dressed in garments produced for this occasion—elements that will no doubt further confuse the painterly and the sartorial, as will, it’s safe to say, the fashion show debuting Donegan’s new designs. Travels to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, January 18–March 31, 2019.