ODE TO JOY - Installation view, Gallery 25

The Fresno Bee - Donald Munro - March 24 2010

In Donnalee Dunne's "Ode to Joy" at Gallery 25, color doesn't just dominate. It explodes. If we think of spring as a re-introduction of color into a barren, wintry landscape, then Dunne's show is like a big party welcoming the season.

Lush purples, piercing greens, brilliant yellows - it's like a cross between a botanical garden and an extravagant collection of tropical fish. I especially like the organic textures and shapes of Dunne's mixed-media pieces, which give the exhibition a junglelike desnity. For a moment, you're lost in a world of color.