Bigindicator

Michael McConnell - Tethered

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20110210120226-naturally_some_things_come_to_an_end__2011__acrylic_on_wood__60_x_40_inches
Naturally Some Things Come to an End
20110210120518-faithful_mate
Faithful Mate
20110210120622-honey_eater
Honey Eater
20110210121500-tethered__1
Tethered #1
20110210121631-tethered__3
Tethered #3
20110210121754-the_ties_that_bind
The Ties That Bind
20110210121912-squirrel_girl
Squirrel Girl
Michael McConnell - Tethered

430 Clementina
San Francisco, CA 94103
March 3rd, 2011 - April 2nd, 2011
Opening: March 5th, 2011 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bquayartgallery.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
EMAIL:  
bquayg@pacbell.net
PHONE:  
415.278.9850
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
TAGS:  
sculpture
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

In his exhibition Tethered, Michael McConnell metaphorically explores the innocence and vulnerability associated with childhood.  “Making art is how I navigate the world and make sense of my literally forgotten childhood writes McConnell.  By observing my anxieties and awkwardness, I create visual narratives that examine loneliness, responsibility, and choice”    These stories reside in a space between memory and nostalgia and focus on the tension that occurs as youth passes into maturity.

The drawings and paintings blur the line between observation and imagination.  The sculptures, composed of discarded stuffed animals sewn over taxidermy forms observe how childhood and adulthood encircle one another.

The Braunstein/Quay Gallery introduced McConnell in 200l through the San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA) Introductions Program.   He has exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as in many group shows in California Museums.