We recently previewed a coupleÂ of pieces from Brian Donnelly’s solo outing “Blasphemies, Monstrosities, & Other Perversions,” which opened last week at Show and Tell Gallery in Toronto.Â We thought theÂ pieces we saw looked like a strong indication that Donnelly would be putting together a compelling body of work. Well, boy, were we right!
Check out the pictures from the opening after the jump.
The subjects are beautifully composed, and the grafted-on and overlaying masks and appendages, shrouded by that thick, dripping paint that could so easily be the essence of mortality, add a third dimension to the canvas.
The vibrant colours of the oils really pop off the neutrality of his negative backgrounds and we already can’t wait to see what he manages to serve up next.