July 28 – August 19
Opening: 12pm Friday, July 28
Struts Gallery is pleased to partner with this town is small to present Over & Over, an exhibition by Donnalee Downe & Ahmon Katz.
The exhibition leverages collections of both mundane and treasured objects to explore how memory is performed when we revisit memorabilia. The works consider repetition, memory, time, touch, and loss. Downe’s works include renderings of object and data collections amassed over decades and in a series of aluminium sculptures Katz casts a beloved mechanical camera again and again in a process designed to consider both the power and absence of touch.
About the artists:
Donnalee Downe (b. 1964) is an interdisciplinary artist from Epekwitk/Prince Edward Island. She began making work in her early forties and completed her MFA at Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK in 2012. Her thesis research explored virtual and material archives and the nature and limits of perception and representation within each form. Her arts practice traces habits, people, activities, and processes through research and presentation of document and object collections amassed over decades. Donnalee’s frequently humorous installations, performances, and participatory experiences explore what is knowable and memorable through subjective encounters with both art and everyday objects.
Ahmon Katz is a sculptor who has been building public art on PEI for the past 25 years. He works with various metals and cement to create blown up versions of semi-realistic sculptures. He earned his BFA at Eckerd College in 1994.
Image: Mother and Child, From Childrens’ Garments Collection (1968-present), Donnalee Downe, 2023.