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Michele Oka Doner: The Book of Enchantment

Ground floor

January 23 — March 2, 2024

Installation Views Thumbnails
Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Installation View. Photo: Olympia Shannon.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Seduction, 1979

inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

Seduction, 1979

inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

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Night Fall, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
85 7/8 × 61 1/8 in. / 218.1 × 155.3 cm

Night Fall, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
85 7/8 × 61 1/8 in. / 218.1 × 155.3 cm

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Restless, 2008
ink on handmade paper, unique
101 1/2 × 53 1/2 in. / 257.8 × 135.9 cm

Restless, 2008
ink on handmade paper, unique
101 1/2 × 53 1/2 in. / 257.8 × 135.9 cm

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Jump, 2023
organic material in abaca paper in artist's frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

Jump, 2023
organic material in abaca paper in artist's frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

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First Tool II, 2023
bee-hive and abaca paper in artist’s frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

First Tool II, 2023
bee-hive and abaca paper in artist’s frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

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Connectivity, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
78 × 54 in. / 198.1 × 137.2 cm

Connectivity, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
78 × 54 in. / 198.1 × 137.2 cm

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Homer, 2007
ink on handmade paper, unique
65 3/8 × 29 3/8 in. / 166.1 × 74.6 cm

Homer, 2007
ink on handmade paper, unique
65 3/8 × 29 3/8 in. / 166.1 × 74.6 cm

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Six Birds Lived With Us, 1986
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

Six Birds Lived With Us, 1986
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

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I Stuck My Nose Into A Stem Hole, c. 1994
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

I Stuck My Nose Into A Stem Hole, c. 1994
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

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Soul Catcher II, 2004
cast bronze, unique
18 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 5 in. / 47 × 16.5 × 12.7 cm

Soul Catcher II, 2004
cast bronze, unique
18 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 5 in. / 47 × 16.5 × 12.7 cm

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Soul Catchers, 2008
Installation, Nymphenburg. Munich, Germany
Photo: Jens Mauritz

Soul Catchers, 2008
Installation, Nymphenburg. Munich, Germany
Photo: Jens Mauritz

Inquire
Seduction, 1979

inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

Seduction, 1979

inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

Night Fall, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
85 7/8 × 61 1/8 in. / 218.1 × 155.3 cm

Night Fall, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
85 7/8 × 61 1/8 in. / 218.1 × 155.3 cm

Restless, 2008
ink on handmade paper, unique
101 1/2 × 53 1/2 in. / 257.8 × 135.9 cm

Restless, 2008
ink on handmade paper, unique
101 1/2 × 53 1/2 in. / 257.8 × 135.9 cm

Jump, 2023
organic material in abaca paper in artist's frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

Jump, 2023
organic material in abaca paper in artist's frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

First Tool II, 2023
bee-hive and abaca paper in artist’s frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

First Tool II, 2023
bee-hive and abaca paper in artist’s frame, unique
39 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. / 99.7 × 74.3 cm

Connectivity, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
78 × 54 in. / 198.1 × 137.2 cm

Connectivity, 2019
ink on handmade paper, unique
78 × 54 in. / 198.1 × 137.2 cm

Homer, 2007
ink on handmade paper, unique
65 3/8 × 29 3/8 in. / 166.1 × 74.6 cm

Homer, 2007
ink on handmade paper, unique
65 3/8 × 29 3/8 in. / 166.1 × 74.6 cm

Six Birds Lived With Us, 1986
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

Six Birds Lived With Us, 1986
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

I Stuck My Nose Into A Stem Hole, c. 1994
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

I Stuck My Nose Into A Stem Hole, c. 1994
inkjet print on rag paper, ed. of 5 + 2AP

30 × 40 in. / 76.2 × 101.6 cm

Soul Catcher II, 2004
cast bronze, unique
18 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 5 in. / 47 × 16.5 × 12.7 cm

Soul Catcher II, 2004
cast bronze, unique
18 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 5 in. / 47 × 16.5 × 12.7 cm

Soul Catchers, 2008
Installation, Nymphenburg. Munich, Germany
Photo: Jens Mauritz

Soul Catchers, 2008
Installation, Nymphenburg. Munich, Germany
Photo: Jens Mauritz

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
from 6—8pm

Press Release

Michele Oka Doner has been writing a book of enchantment over a lifetime. Chant is the operating principle as this installation is both songfest and visual poetry. Works of art have been drawn from an opus of fifty years to address the spirit of this moment, a dark one, deep winter, a time traditionally used to renew by both trees and humans alike. 

–Michele Oka Doner

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