November 10 – December 20, 2021
Receiver Coffee Co.
128 Richmond Street
this town is small and Receiver Coffee are pleased to present “Get Well Soon!”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Charlottetown, PEI based visual artist Donnalee Downe.
In Get Well Soon!, vintage hand embroidery is altered to juxtapose text excerpts from two collections disparate in tone and nature: A tongue in cheek rolodex of humorous things the artist has said aloud while alone in her Charlottetown home since 2012, and correspondence with healthcare professionals related to mental health diagnoses in 1998 and 2005.
Get Well Soon! has clear links to the artist’s past work with household collections and her arts practice as a whole which explores domestic labour. The work feels timely as we all pause to consider what it means to be well and what it means to be home.
Image: Donnalee Downe, Difficulty Coping, 2020 (from Difficult Documents: Claim for Long Term Disability Benefits, Oct. 1998), cotton on vintage embroidery, 18 x 7 inches
About the artist:
Donnalee Downe is an artist and educator currently living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Wednesday to Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
COVID 19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS: For the latest protocols on visiting the space, visitors should consult updates made available from Receiver Coffee Co. and Health and Wellness PEI.
It is possible there will be limited access for viewing the exhibition at this time.