Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Artist Talk @ Unlovable

I hope you'll join me for a little talk about new work, some old work, and a bit of Q&A for anything in between.  It all happens in Toronto at Unlovable Gallery this Saturday April 22 at 5pm.  Event info is available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Small Feats

If you're in the Niagara region and looking to pick up art at a great price the NAC has exactly what you're looking for.  Over 150 artworks to see this is not to be missed including a small piece by yours truly.  Hope to see some of you out on Saturday!

Original Copy

I am really excited to be exhibiting some new ideas this April with Unlovable at home in Toronto.  Opening reception April 6 7-11pm.  

"When a camera reproduces a painting , it destroys the uniqueness of its image." 
                                                                            - John Berger

The Work in this exhibition focuses on mechanical reproduction and it's effect on image perception. Part of an ongoing exploration of artistic paradox, Donnelly questions notions of authenticity, exploring the possibility that absence and presence are interchangeable concepts. Presenting uniqueness as not destroyed but expanded and redefined by reproduction.

Friday, January 27, 2017

About Face

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be exhibiting work with the Indianapolis Art Center in their upcoming portraiture exhibition "About Face". 

Exhibition runs: February 3 - April 1, 2017
Reception: February 10, 6-9pm

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lover's Eye

Very excited to have a new piece in the monster group show "Lover's Eye" at Modern Eden in San Francisco this February.  The show considers modern interpretations of the 18th century miniature concept by over 60 artists.

On view: February 3-25, 2017
Opening Reception: February 3, 6-9pm

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Platinum Blend 3

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be taking part in the third installment of Platinum Blend curated by Stephanie Chefas at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco! The exhibition will run from January 14th through to February 4th.  Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Thursday, November 3, 2016


I started working with Stephanie Chefas in 2014 when she invited me to produce a piece for a show she was curating in San Fransisco.  In 2015 she told me she was going to open a gallery in Portland, OR and asked if I'd be part of it.  I didn't hesitate.  A year ago this month I had two pieces hanging in the inaugural exhibition of Stephanie Chefas Projects.  I am excited to tell you that this month Stephanie celebrates with ONE an anniversary group exhibit.  If you're in the northwest, I hope you can drop in and congratulate her.  Details below:

From daring solo exhibits with David Bray, Brian Donnelly, and Meryl Pataky to group shows with distinct concepts such as "Selfie" and "Heatwave", the last year has been an exciting ride at Stephanie Chefas Projects. We are delighted to round out 2016 with "ONE", an anniversary group exhibit celebrating twelve months of cutting-edge art. The exhibition will showcase a blend of 14 local and international artists who have graced our gallery walls over the past year and who will continue to adorn them in 2017. The show is also an expression of gratitude to both the city of Portland and all the guests and friends who have walked through our door.  Here's looking forward to another tremendous year!
“ONE” features an assemblage of mixed media works, oil paintings, photography, collage, watercolor, and archival paper cuts from the talents of John Felix Arnold III, Alexandra Becker-Black, David Bray, Brian Donnelly, Lola Dupre, Delfin Finley, Shawn Huckins, Dan Lam, Mike Lee, Mako Miyamoto, Nathan McKee, Jeff Ramirez, Erik Mark Sandberg and Betsy Walton.   
The opening reception for "ONE" will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on FridayNovember 11th from 6-9pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through December 9th, 2016 and is free and open to the public.