Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Venison Magazine




I have a great little back and forth about transition, failure, and instagram in the winter 2014 issue of San Francisco based Venison Magazine.  It was honestly a pleasure to have such a frank discussion with artist Adriana Villagran about the ins and outs of my new work and how I present it to the digital sphere.

You can check out the full article here: http://www.venisonmagazine.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

January 2015

I'm very excited to be included in three shows in the first few weeks of the new year.  They are all over the place, so if one is close to you I hope you can make stop by and check it out.

Platinum Blend curated by Stephanie Chefas (Platinum Cheese) at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco CA.  A huge list of great artists, a sincere pleasure to be included on this list.
Opens January 10th 2015, running until the 31st.

Lightning Blend at Love Gallery in Denver CO.  A mix of new blood, and aesthetic mayhem is how this show was pitched to me by gallery owner Tom Bond.  I couldn't say no to that.
Opens January 16th 2015, running until Feb 15th

Finally, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in Scarborough ON is featuring some of my work as part of their contemporary programming from January 11th 2015 until the 23rd.

Busy, busy, busy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Upcoming

I've just signed on to be a part of the 2014 G40 Art Summit in Washington DC next month organized by Art Whino and hosted at their event space, Blind Whino.   The show runs from September 14th - October 4th with lots of cool programming throughout the month.
I'm in the midst of finishing off the piece I have planned for the show which will be an experiment with something I've wanted to try out for a while, and this seemed like good opportunity to dive into it head first.  You can keep up with the progress of the piece on my Instagram feed (@bbbriandonnelly)where I'm allowing my process to be public.

In January I've agreed to be part of a show curated by Stephanie Chefas at Platinum Cheese in San Francisco.  Details are still coming on that one, but I'll try to keep this newsfeed up-to-date as the details become more concrete.

I'm also just finishing up some work that started in the winter, so there will be some new images for you to digest soon, promise.

-BD

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lamono Magazine #93

This month I was interviewed by Barcelona based Lamono Magazine, and to my excitement was also asked to provide the cover image!  You can check out the online edition of the magazine below:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

G40 Art Summit


I'm pleased to announce that I will be participating in this years G40 Art Summit in Washington DC.  The event is presented by Art Whino Gallery at their newly established Blind Whino: SW Arts Club at 700 Delaware Ave in southwest DC. 
The event begins this Friday September 13th and will run until October 13th.  Some more details are available here

Thematically the exhibition is about transformation, referencing the former church that houses the exhibition space.  The piece I will be exhibiting is on a reclaimed piece of pine as part of this theme.








Simplex Finis - oil on wood - 9" x 55" - 2013






Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wider than a Postcard

I have a couple pieces in a huge group show at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland OR, opening May 2nd.  Wider than a Postcard is curated by Arrested Motion's Sven Davis and brings together a list of over 200 artists making work based on the traditional postcard format of 4x6 inches. Thematically, the exhibition is based loosely around place and belonging but also serves as a comparative survey of how artists interpret the same brief, giving a unique insight into the varying creative processes of each participant.  With around 400 pieces in the show, I imagine this is going to be a wide spectrum.

The work I've produced for the show is a bit of a departure from my usual oeuvre, literally deconstructing and reassembling small pieces of my history in my hometown of St.Catharines, Ontario.  

The Garden City oil on paper/postcard 2013
St. Catharines oil on paper/oil on paper 2013
For inquiries and info please contact Paige Prendergast, paige@breezeblockgallery.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Other avenues

That headline seems more shocking than this update actually is.  It's been a while since a solid update on the site.  I have been exploring some new ideas new techniques, and doing a lot of research into both art history and into the application of some of these new ideas.  It has been a long year or so, but there hasn't been much that I've wanted to share.  I will get around to it, but only when it's ready, I'm not the type to go halfway, I need this to be right, but I'm hoping that this will be sooner, rather than later. 

In the meantime, against my better judgement I've signed up for Twitter (@bbbriandonnelly).  I'm still not really sure that people are interested in what I have to say, but it could get interesting, and I'll probably start posting images to it and my Instagram account (bbbriandonnelly) once I get over the hurdle of documenting food, and magnetic phrases on my fridge.  Of course, I can still be found on tumblr and facebook at the same old locations.