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Christopher Fennell
updated: 07/29/2010
website: www.cfennellart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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May You Live In Interesting Times
Snag
Akupara
Cicada
Manitou
Cataract
Hijab (Barrier)
Call and Response
Cramp
He Hears The Ticking Of The Clocks
White Light
The Grind
Burst
Roadside Bloom
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  craft, obsessive, optical, organic, pattern, nature, repetition, conceptual, abstract, collage
 
 
May You Live In Interesting Times by Christopher Fennell
May You Live In Interesting Times
acrylic and paper collage on paper
2008
30 " x  22 " 
Snag by Christopher Fennell
Snag
acrylic, spraypaint and paper collage on paper
2008
59 " x  41 " 
Akupara by Christopher Fennell
Akupara
acrylic and paper collage on paper
2009
59" x  41" 
Cicada by Christopher Fennell
Cicada
Acrylic and paper collage on paper
2008
30" x  22" 
Manitou by Christopher Fennell
Manitou
Acrylic, metallic glimmer and paper collage on paper mounted on canvas
2009
94 " x  60 " 
Cataract by Christopher Fennell
Cataract
Acrylic, metallic glimmer and paper collage on paper mounted on canvas
2009
94" x  60" 
Hijab (Barrier) by Christopher Fennell
Hijab (Barrier)
ink, acrylic and paper collage on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Call and Response by Christopher Fennell
Call and Response
powdered pigment in acrylic dispersion and collage on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Cramp by Christopher Fennell
Cramp
acrylic, paper collage and metallic mylar
2009
30" x  22" 
He Hears The Ticking Of The Clocks by Christopher Fennell
He Hears The Ticking Of The Clocks
Acrylic, paper collage and sequins on paper
2008
30" x  22" 
White Light by Christopher Fennell
White Light
Glitter, mirrored mylar and paper collage on paper
2007
15" x  11" 
The Grind by Christopher Fennell
The Grind
Glitter, mirrored mylar and paper collage on paper
2007
15" x  11" 
Burst by Christopher Fennell
Burst
ink and paper collage on paper
2006
15" x  11" 
Roadside Bloom by Christopher Fennell
Roadside Bloom
ink, acrylic and paper collage on paper
2006
15" x  11" 

Artist Statement
My drawings take place in time as well as in space, and the constructive processes can be glacially slow. There is a lot of time to ruminate over seemingly small matters: tiny variances in color, density of spacing and pattern, or the minutiae of edge relationships as pieces stack one upon the other. They require patience, concentration and occasionally stamina. That said, I am not interested in craft heroics. The meaning and integrity of my work is not tied to some notion of the nobility of interminable repetition or degree of difficulty. Results matter most to me, and the result I seek is a sense of pointillist diffusion, not located in one place but existing as a kind of haze or swarm. It does indeed take a lot of glued paper to get there but the meaning is found in the whole, not the parts. To quote Lao-Tzu: “a basket-trap is for catching fish but once one has got the fish, one need think no more about the basket.” 

Artist Bio / CV

Chris Fennell / Brooklyn, N.Y.

Born 1966 Burlington, VT

Education

1991 M.F.A Painting / Drawing
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1988 B.A. Studio Art / B.A. English
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Exhibitions: Solo and Two Person

 2011

Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL

2010

Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY

(*solo) "In Little Place A Million"

2009

PS 122, New York, NY
two person show, "Here and There"

2006

Saratoga County Arts Council, Saratoga, NY

two person show, "Indeterminate Places" 

2001 

Galapagos Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

(*Solo) 

 Selected Exhibitions

2010

PS 122, New York, NY

"Last Call"

Casita Maria, Bronx, NY

"Painting With Pictures" 

2009

Carol Jazzar Contemprorary Art, Miami, FL

"New Abstraction"

2008

Newman-Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY

"The Sugar Show"

Visual Arts Center Of NJ, Summit, NJ

"22nd International Juried Show", juror Carter Foster

2007

Punch + Soil, Seattle, WA

"A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck"

Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

"VOXXOXO"

Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"Reenactments"

2006
Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY
"Drawing Room"

2005
Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY
"December 2005"
Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY
"Brooklyn Artists"
Nomad, Manchester, UK
"Upon Reflection"

2004
Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
"Drawing Conclusions"
Nomad, Manchester, UK
"Compulsion"

2003
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT
"Recent Acquisitions"

2002
Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
"Copy Cat"

2001
Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, "Under the Influence"

P.S. 122 Gallery, New York City, NY

"Silver Lining/Black Cloud" Hallway Project Installation

2000
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
"Williamsburg and Greenpoint Artists"
The Lure, New York, NY
"Asylum"

1999
Galapagos Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Familiar Strangers", Parts 1 & 2
Universidad Interamericana de Cupey, San Juan, PR


Bibliography
2007
Hirsch, Jenny. "Drawing Room" at Newman Popiashvili;
NY Arts Magazine, May-June 2007
"Reeneactments" exhibition catalog
Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Grants
2001 Artists Space:Independent Project Grant Program

Collections
The Capitol Group Company, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT
Anthony Phillips, Chicago, IL