Kaye Donachie: I kept the memory for myself

Kaye Donachie,Maureen Paley

Maureen Paley presents the seventh solo exhibition at the gallery by Kaye Donachie, I kept the memory for myself. The title of the exhibition is derived from a quote by German painter Gabriele Münter, who was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider).

In this exhibition, Donachie merges Münter’s symbolism with the short fiction of British writer Virginia Woolf, The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection, published in Harper’s in December 1929. The juxtaposition and conflict between perception and reality is the underlying theme in the story, which describes images reflected in a woman’s dressing room mirror, providing a glimpse of the furnishings of her life, but, pointedly, not allowing us a glance into the more private aspects of the female character.

Donachie is drawn to the cinematic stillness in Münter and Woolf’s work and the comparative sense of solitude, interiority, and disconnection. Her images condense ideas of the inside and outside with underlying moods being transferred through interluding objects and forms. Constructing an image of a moment in time that describes a different kind of reality is an incentive for Donachie’s new body of work.
I kept the memory for myself

The exhibition continues at Studio M, Rochelle School, 7 Playground Gardens, London

22 February – 31 March 2024


Duration 22 February 2024 - 31 March 2024
Times Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm
Venue Maureen Paley (Three Colts Lane)
Address 60 Three Colts Lane, London, E2 6GQ
Contact 4402077294112 / info@maureenpaley.com / www.maureenpaley.com