Erin Donnelly's painting process is an intuitive dialogue with the composition as it develops on the canvas, with most pieces undergoing multiple permutations before acquiring a final form. Objects emerge, are scratched out and painted over, or are left as fragments and glimpses. The painting becomes a palimpsest with veiled skins obscured below the surface, and is successful when it manifests as a tangible object, fleshy and fetishistic.




Erin Donnelly's painting process is an intuitive dialogue with the composition as it develops on the canvas, with most pieces undergoing multiple permutations before acquiring a final form. Objects emerge, are scratched out and painted over, or are left as fragments and glimpses. The painting becomes a palimpsest with veiled skins obscured below the surface and is successful when it manifests as a tangible object, fleshy and fetishistic.

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Bundled
oil on canvas; 36" x 36"
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Daffodils and Burning Down
oil on canvas; 30" x 40"
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Stepping Off
oil on canvas; 48" x 48"
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Edge of the Forest
oil on canvas; 30" x 40"
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Drifting Scribble of Shadows
oil on canvas; 60" x 84"
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The Discussion
oil on panel; 36" x 48"