‘REASSEMBLE’ BY BRIAN DONNELLY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Toronto based Brian Donnelly (previously featured here) is a pop artist and designer. His work includes repeated use of a cast of figurative characters and motifs. Donnelly expands upon previous work to explore portraiture as a record of loss as opposed to eternal likeness. Accordingly, each piece sees Donnelly painting figures with exquisite technique before taking a figurative hammer, blow torch, rope or rake to the canvas.

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Currently on view at Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland, Oregon is Donnelly’s fantastic new solo exhibition, “Reassemble.”