"during the opening night tour, donnelly, while answering my questions and offering her own comments on the exhibition executed an action. without explanation, she removed the lid of a long narrow cardboard box and removed a large roll of quilted black -
By ro / lu in art
Published: Tuesday, 09 August 11 - 10:06 AM (GMT -06:00)
vinyl fabric. she laid it on the ground and unrolled it to reveal a black samurai sword. she unsheathed the blade, then the handle dagger, placing sheath, sword and dagger side by side atop the fabric. as soon as this was complete she reversed the sequence, sliding the dagger, then sword into the sheath, rolling it back into the fabric, closing the box, and exiting the gallery with the package." - note in trisha donnelly catalogue at philly ica via 16 miles
"seeing this work firsthand is crucial to the questions Donnelly's work pursues. The work requires your presence." - note on philly ica web site
please enjoy your time firsthand today.
posted by matt olson