Molly Donnermeyer’s Hopelessly Devoted has had a quelling influence on the mood around Creative Gallery. Along with collages on paper and a series of new photographs, Donnermeyer creates intriguing installations in the space’s window displays that hearken back equally to Jannis Kounellis or Petah Coyne-style sculpture or the ornate window displays of stores like Anthropologie. Hundreds of small, powerfully scented crowns cast in soap are stacked like checkers gone awry. Donnermeyer’s other materials pack metaphorical significance: soil, gold leaf, hair, cat fur, baking supplies, jewelry boxes. With the religious imagery Donnermeyer has used since graduating from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2007 dramatically abstracted, these works elicit spiritual ecstasy coupled with their diaristic titles like “Clubhouse = Home.” Young women involved in cultish, ambiguous rituals appear in the series of large photographs that redefine home life as a magical, almost haunted situation. The opening reception is 6-11 p.m. Friday and the exhibit is on view by appointment through Oct. 23.
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