Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Kate Donnelly at 215 College Gallery in Burlington

The Yardage Project: Material in the making
April 22- May 22, 2011

Kate Donnelly uses materials she calls the “renewable resources” of her house such as newspaper, cereal boxes and plastic bags to make bolts of yardage. Woven, sewn or otherwise bound, the textile-like works vary in width, from 3 inches to 10 feet and are all continually growing in length.

Although this material might make viewers think about how the “yardage” could inevitably be used or “re-purposed”, Donnelly resists formulating a product or meaning - or even an end in the work. Instead , by presenting unending pieces and inviting the viewer to participate in the making, Donnelly asks you to think beyond product and think of the material as a blank canvas upon which one can explore the ideas of ownership, the definition of art, and even the way we live. “We think of blank canvases as clean white spaces to explore ideas, inspiration, and vision.” Donnelly states. “The blank canvas I’m presenting is already full of complexities, intellectual as well as visual.”

During the run of the exhibition, the gallery has designated hours “of production” when the exhibit becomes interactive. During that time, visitors can participate as the artist and the observer. For more information, visit

Opening reception Friday,April 22, 5-8 . Closing reception and artist talk, Friday,May 20, 5-8. Gallery hours: Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-4pm or by appointment.
Production hours: Fridays, 12-1 and 6-7, Saturdays and Sundays 3-4

215 College Gallery, 215 College St., second floor. (802)863-3662