Cheryl Donegan

Cheryl Donegan

Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
Fax: +41 (0) 44 272 18 88

Opening: Friday, August 25, 2017 

The exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich will be the first comprehensive presentation of Cheryl Donegan’s work in Europe. In her films, works, and projects, Donegan investigates the idea of painting, at first seemingly backwards or amiss. If there is an ostensible and assumed lack of professionalism, it offers, in the context of painting, an alternative to marketable virtuosity, generic abstraction, and banal references. We face an oeuvre of “as if” exploring the challenging relationship between thinking and realizing. 

With Cheryl Donegan (USA, *1962) and John Russell (UK, *1963) Kunsthalle Zürich will present two artists that had an early career in the 1990s: Donegan was known for her video art, Russell as being part of the legendary British artist collective BANK. Donegan and Russell have since continuously developed their artistic practice, in part outside of the art market, which led to a reduced perception for both.