Spring is Coming, in Dona Nelson’s ‘Selected Paintings, 2019-2023’ at Locks Gallery

In the bold and beautiful paintings of Dona Nelson, Lane Timothy Speidel finds optimism and spring-time hope after a long hard winter. Speidel's poetic review explains that Nelson sees themself as an intermediary. "Nelson expressed that pouring paint and working is how they connect to the universe. The works are something like a weather report. They are evidence, they are not pictures or illusions, they are facts. Nelson expresses that they mix up the colors, and choose the piece of canvas, but the gravity and the canvas make the painting, 'Sometimes I leave them (the paintings) out to be rained on a bit,' they said."

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