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The muscular ore dock sitting in Lake Superior's frigid waters immediately caught Donna Dennis's eye with its play of sturdy grids framing vast space, its bold forms dominating daylight yielding to black night, and its aloneness. Ship and Dock/Nights and Days or The Gazer (2018), a jawdropping interpretation of a section of that dock, dominated her recent exhibition of the same name, paired with the elegant and fragile series of gouaches that inspired it. This latest iteration of Dennis's structural installations, like those before it, located poetry and metaphor within an architecture capable of bearing the weight of heavy loads. 

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