Houses and The Night Sky: The Art of Donna Dennis

October 14 – November 26, 2023

Study for Little Tube House and the Night Sky #1. 2014. Gouache on paper. 18” x 24”

Curated by Carrie Feder

Sunday, November 19th at 2pm
Please join us for a gallery talk and reception with artist Donna Dennis, curator Carrie Feder, and filmmaker Kate Taverna whose short documentary: The Art of Metaphor: Donna Dennis, is set for release in 2024.

A pioneer of the 1970s architectural sculpture movement in an art scene dominated by men, Donna Dennis is best known for her bold installations of scaled down urban structures that stand in for the human presence. Her subject is not pure architecture or sculpture but portals to a metaphorical journey through life. Curated by Carrie Feder and featuring new and earlier work including drawings, sculpture, studies of past projects, studio ephemera, and selected writings, Houses and the Night Sky: The Art of Donna Dennis represents the artist’s response to a new life in rural Upstate New York and the creative journey she took to get here.

Donna Dennis has had solo exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum, the Neuberger Museum, the Sculpture Center, and Holly Solomon Gallery, among others. Her work has also appeared in group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Art Center, MOMA P.S.1, the Tate Gallery, and ICA London, and included in permanent collections at the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Microsoft Collection, the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Neuberger Museum, among others.

More information about Dennis and her work can be found at:

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.