August 3 - August 30, 2018
Unit110 is pleased to present Life Savers, an exhibition of new works by Natacha Donzé. This is the first
solo exhibition of the artist in the United States. Donzé’s work consists of two paintings on Jute (Untitled,
2018) hung on the back wall of the exhibition space. The title Life Savers refers to the popular candy of the
same name. Her work forms a narrative of repetitive moments, abstractions of signs and symbols that can
be found on packaging and other commodities.
Donzé is part of a younger generation of artists whose works conjure a sense of space that is dimensionless
and airless, reminiscent of the flattened images that proliferate online. Often using bold colors and depicting
recontextualized or simplified objects that hint at the symbolism of corporate entities, government bodies,
or religious organizations, Donzé’s works offer a seductive quality of consumerism and physical attraction
while hinting at the precariousness and ambivalence of life in our contemporary condition.
Natacha Donzé ( b. 1991, Switzerland) studied Visual Arts at Ecole Cantonale D’art de Lausanne. She
works with a diverse range of media, including painting, sculpture, and mixed-media installation. Donzé’s
work has been presented in solo exhibitions most recently at Milieu, Berne, Espace Quark, Geneva, and
Harpe 45, Lausanne, Switzerland. Her work has been featured in multiple group exhibitions including at
Musée des Beaux Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Les Halles, Silicon Malley, Switzerland. Donzé lives and
works in Lausanne, Switzerland.