I have been rather quiet this year so far, but an awesome new day-job will do that for you. With new electric and lighting in my studio (oh! and the AppleTV for streaming Netflix!), the last few months have been a ramp up to what is now my full evening and weekend production schedule once again. This year, our baby-headed characters will be joined by some new friends from Planet Unicorn, Buck Rogers, and your daughter’s closet.
The folks at Crafty Wonderland have invited me to come back once again this season to participate in the annual Super Colossal Holiday Sale on December 10th & 11th. I won’t have the time to also make it to Renegade in San Francisco again this year, but I am hoping that being able to concentrate on just the one show will allow me to make a few special items that have been floating through my sketch books, bar conversations, and the other part of my brain for quite some time.
brianconnolly, October 28th 2011
The folks of Crafty Wonderland recently invited me (along with about eighty other local artists) to participate their “Pop-Up Shop” that officially opens this Saturday, the 13th of November. The shop is part of a program where the City of Portland fills vacant downtown storefronts during the holidays, promoting commerce and support for local small businesses. In this case, they are effectively also supporting a large number of local artists. Thanks again City of Portland!
A selection of my work can be found at this storefront through the end of December. As usual, I will be posting a selection of my work on Etsy, and my entire collection will be available at the three weekend shows that I will be at this December.
brianconnolly, November 8th 2010
I always love to hear when someone uses my work in their every day life. While I am drawn to the creation objects that people physically interact with on a daily basis, I have recently been making vases with objects such as the lady legs that I found last year. I was happy to receive an e-mail with a nice “thank you” from Hayley Gaberlavage the other day, and she also included the following photos:
Hayley is a painter that currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA, and the shots are from the mantle in her home studio on Magazine Street. She purchased this piece from Deni at Billy Goat Vintage on Alberta St. in North Portland, so I have not had a chance to thank her in person yet, but I hope she drops me a note on her next trip through.
brianconnolly, November 1st 2010
Urban Craft Uprising – Seattle, WA
December 4th & 5th
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale – Portland, OR
December 11th & 12th
Renegade Craft – San Francisco, CA
December 18th & 19th
brianconnolly, October 25th 2010
This morning, just after dawn, I finished hanging a new body of work at Ristretto on N. Williams. This is the first body of wall pieces that I have assembled in at least five years, but possibly the most visually cohesive work that I have done in more than ten. The Sherman tank and DC-3 cargo plane make their first appearance, but will likely be significant parts of my vocabulary this Fall and Winter in my runs of more functional items. For me, each object carries it’s own set of allegories, and as I add more objects to my vocabulary I continue to find more content revealing itself.
This work will be on display through October:
brianconnolly, October 8th 2010