Micky Donnelly’s paintings, drawings and installations are notable for their exploratory attitude, their nuanced shifts of emphasis from exhibition to exhibition, and their constantly renewed engagement with the poetics of everyday perception.

Referring mainly to themes of nature within culture, Donnelly frames the world as a series of contingent events and images that fleetingly capture our interest and then disappear, leaving behind a flux of sensations, memories, and associations. These allusive remnants often make little sense, but are, in fact, what constitute our awareness of place and identity. 

Donnelly’s works, in various media, offer representations that are rich in these fugitive associations. While they remain visually seductive, they are hard to pin down because they embrace uncertainty and ambiguity as part of their continual opening up to other possibilities.

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