© ALEX DONIS

 

 

 

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Catalogue essay by Rita Gonzalez
 
 
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HEROINA

In each of these drawings
Donis places women in his life
who are performance artists, photographers,
painters, curators, docents, students, and even his own mother
to stand at the center of a vast expanse of white space.

Each woman is alone or paired with herself,
in contemporary dress (or undress) and attitude,
in a pose from the world of painting or sculpture
by the likes of Titian, Raphael, Donatello, Velasquez,
and Goya among others.