Nancy Donnelly Takes on the Post


“Black Heroes” by Niki de Saint Phalle – photo by Bill O’Leary/Washington Post

Nancy Donnelly takes issue with Blake Gopnick’s Washington Post review of the Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture exhibit along New York Avenue.

Blake criticizes the artwork by writing: “Covered in fragments of ceramic tile, in bright colors and gold and silver, the four sculptures are vivid and lively. They should bring a grin to the faces of passersby and lift the hearts of drivers. They are very good fun. Is that enough? (italics mine).

To jump to read the original Post review – click HERE.

Nancy responds in the Washington Post:
“So what is worth doing? Is there room for delight in the vocabulary of art? Perhaps. Sometimes perception is actually bigger than the current vocabulary of criticism. Not everybody wants always to be striving for a leg up, or to express anger or despair. Other sides of human experience are also valid, and a great relief.”
Read her full response in the Post – click HERE.

City Gallery’s Nancy Donnelly Show

>Glass artist Nancy Donnelly will be featured in a two-artist show at the new City Gallery in the trendy H Street corridor.
Her show “Light And Allusion” will include installation work by Nancy and paintings by Jill Finsen.

Nancy Donnelly “Birds” fused glass

Light And Allusion
May 1 – 29, 2010
Opening Reception with Artists Sat, May 1, 6-9pm

City Gallery
804 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Nancy Donnelly @ Suffolk Museum

>Personal Armor is an upcoming glass artwork show at the Suffolk Museum (near Norfolk) that will feature our own Nancy Donnelly. Nancy is well know for her cast glass dresses – they were one of the hits of last year’s Artomatic show. Nancy won first place this past October for her ‘Tall Blue Dress’ at the Capitol Hill Art Workshop juried exhibition.

Nancy is making some new sculptures for this exhibit. Below are some previews of her mixed media works that explores issues of femininity and domestic roles. Click here to see her website.

Personal Armor: Artists’ Look at Aprons
Suffolk Museum
– 118 Bosley Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434 May 2nd – June 12th, 2009 – 10-5 Tuesday – Saturday, Sunday 1-5