Donna Huddleston

Biography of Donna Huddleston

Donna Huddleston’s meticulously detailed drawings take a closer look at representation conventions in plays, often showing figure compositions that seem staged, with actions that are indicative of dramatic events, while place and time are never truly defined. Gestures – such as the gloved hand with fingers outstretched, sometimes clasping a phone receiver, other times not – “velázques-esque” costumes and prop-like objects – rifles, telephone cords, metal waist chains and necklaces with crystal pendants – may appear in various works, in whole or in part. They are the thread that runs through Donna Huddleston’s work, emphasising its narrative nature. At the same time, these accessories from various epochs seem to codify, rather than clarify, the action and locations of the drawings. Now and again, titles, texts or combinations of drawings may help interpret the work, sometimes hinting at contemporary events. Donna Huddleston‘s work was awarded numerously and was shown internationally e.g. at Drawing Biennial London, 2021, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, 2020,Drawing Room, London, 2019, 2013, Viva Ultra,Mackintosh Lane, London, 2019, C.R. McBerny, Berlin, New York, Manchester, 2018, Reading Museum, 2017, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2016.

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