Staff Pick: Cheryl Donegan lecture at the Wexner Center

By Columbus Alive
From the April 26, 2012 edition

In the 1990s, Cheryl Donegan wove a thread of sarcastic eroticism throughout her performance art videos. Her early work questioned the gender roles implicit in art politics. It also explored the process of creating a painting. Recently her work has included abstract paintings of consumer objects and spaces.

The Ohio State University Graduate Painting Club invited Donegan to discuss her art past, present and future.

“She has a lot of really interesting ideas of how painting and video overlap,” said club member Patrick O’Rorke. “She is a great artist.”

Donegan has shown work in the Whitney Museum Biennial and at MoMA. Her career has successfully spanned more than 20 years; a fact that O’Rorke said makes the free lecture a great opportunity for artists and art lovers alike.

“Untitled (Dress/ Kobu),” by Cheryl Donegan