Donna Isham ‘SHE: unDaunted’ at Hostetler Gallery

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up-to-date: Jul seventeen, 2020


California-based great artist DONNA ISHAM returns to Nantucket for her selective exhibition titled SHE: UnDaunted opening Friday, July seventeen, 2020, at the Hostetler Gallery (forty two Centre Road, Nantucket, MA 02584). The picked show will feature Donna Isham’s assumed-provoking feminine-centric figurative collection together with her emotive summary functions that are naked, uncooked and bold.

SHE: UnDaunted options paintings that investigate the essence of Isham’s get the job done, contextualizing the braveness, strength and enthusiasm of the feminine form. It displays the electrical power and attractiveness of what it usually means to be a woman. Isham states, “This collection embraces the at any time-modifying ideals of feminine attractiveness and potential. We can no longer be diminished, as gals, as a portion of humanity, but instead embrace the power of what it usually means to be a woman, the electrical power and compassion to rejoice variety and individuality. Toughness follows enthusiasm. I hope to honor that attractiveness.”

Donna Isham functions with stay products, pictures and her imagination to depict gals as courageous and undaunted. “These paintings are portals into the sexuality, enthusiasm and power these people today possess, their inner turmoil and triumph as they transcend difficulties,” says Isham. Both evocative and contemplative, they converse to universal ordeals. Turbulent times and rapidly modifying cultural norms invite the viewer to replicate on beating obstacles and increasing in these “new normal” times. 

Employing a array of visuality – sinuous lines, layered styles, vibrant colors, dynamic brush get the job done and textured palette knives –  Isham intentionally results in ambiguous, nevertheless superbly ahead feminine types that can be knowledgeable uniquely and individually as a result of the feminine gaze. Isham allows and insists the viewer interject on their own and their have one of a kind viewpoints. Her paintings depict gals as courageous and unbound by past constraints. Insistence on viewers participation results in a local community of profound and numerous emotional ordeals that transcend society, language, time and site – that jointly – guidance the concept of “womanhood” right now.

Isham’s enthusiasm for reimagining the concept of the feminine form, acknowledging variety and the intersectionality of criteria of attractiveness, society and language was acknowledged adhering to her Artwork Basel “UnBound” installation, with Notable Magazine’s assertion that “this is what feminist artwork appears to be like like.” 

Donna Isham draws affect from her broad practical experience in style and entertainment. Her paintings are portion of non-public collections worldwide and her get the job done has been exhibited at several galleries throughout the nation such as New York Metropolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Vienna (Austria) and Nantucket and with quite a few galleries in 2018 and 2019 throughout Artwork Basel, Miami. Her job as a great artist has also taken a philanthropic route, with Isham serving as the President of Artists for Human Legal rights Foundation, where by she employs her creative imagination and know-how to make a additional tolerant globe. Most recently, she was highlighted as an arts educator with non-financial gain children’s organization Art Of Elysium in Los Angeles.

Hostetler Gallery, Nantucket, will continue being on view as a result of Sept. 7, 2020.

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Jennifer Gross
Evolutionary Media Group
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Supply: Donna Isham