Born 1974, San Francisco, California; lives in San Francisco, California

Trisha Donnelly bucks the convention that binds the exhibition to an expectation of being visible and presentable to viewers over a predetermined length of time. Her demonstrations occur unannounced and remain undocumented, at her insistence, and these unpredictable works are presented without explanation, creating an evasive mysteriousness that functions almost like a Hitchcockian "McGuffin." Just as that plot device twists the narrative of a film, thereby disrupting its temporal logic, Donnelly's works question the very nature and logic of the exhibition.

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The Grounding, 2004. Gelatin silver print, 48 x 47 in. (122 x 121 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Casey Kaplan, New York