Trisha Donnelly, Untitled, 2008; © Trisha Donnelly; photo: courtesy Air de Paris, Paris, and Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York
Working across a wide range of media — performance, video, sound, photography, drawings, and sculpture — San Francisco native Trisha Donnelly moves back and forth between abstraction and figuration to capture and articulate the many ineffable forces that shape our lives. She is often drawn to subjects involving invisible physical forms such as sine waves, vibrations, and electric currents, or that which remains just beyond the reach of visual intelligibility but is felt and present nonetheless. For SFMOMA's New Work series — her first solo exhibition in San Francisco — she presents a group of new works made especially for SFMOMA's galleries.
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New Work: Trisha Donnelly is organized by former SFMOMA assistant curator of painting and sculpture Apsara DiQuinzio, who is now curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
The New Work series is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Generous support is also provided by Martha and Bruce Atwater and Robin Wright and Ian Reeves. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Betlach Family Foundation, and the Graue Family Foundation.