2019: This is a really exciting year so far. I’m working on a whole new set of paperworks at the moment.
Just finished creating three Rock & Roll pieces for a call to entry in California. I have never really attempted personifying Rock & Roll before but the call to visualize rock music was too alluring.
I’m doing Radio Head’s ‘Creep’ and Foo Fighter’s ‘Run’ They are a far journey from the classical music I usually do, but I’m having fun.
Well, I didn’t make it into the show, but I really enjoyed creating these works and they have wonderfully informed my process for the works I’m working on for my show in September at the Workhouse Arts Center and that makes them very much, worth the effort.
I’m wrapping up a wonderful oil on canvas commission that I’ve had for too long, but it’s getting extra special treatment. Oils and drying time are always an issue with time…
I’m trying to get it completed and strung with guitar string from the musican who commissioned it, in the next few weeks!
Recently I’m working a lot with piano and harpsichord wire and doing representations of piano works.
Really enjoying it!
Notturno Phantasm, which had been worked on for much of 2018, in the evenings after work and weekends, was finally finished. Although it’s a nocturn, this not a lullaby but whirwind of the illustions and potentials the night offers. It’s far more improvised than my usual works. Far more colorful and textured. It’s hard to see here but the texture strikes right off the canvas with deep groves and fully laden strokings of wet dollops of paint. It’s been on exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington this past December and won their coveted Award of Excellence. I so very honored and thrilled to have my works there.
2018: I’m also currently working on all twenty-four of Chopin’s Etudes. The second painting, the 10th of Opus 25 is getting some extra work. I am still gluing in the copper and then strining it before the end of November.
The #12 Etude, Opus, 25 was just on display at the Arts Club of Washington and won an award of excellence. I’m honorred to have been considered.
Chopin Etude #12 Opus, 25 by Britt Conley
All twenty-four works will be 3-D and represent the personificaiton of the feel and ambiance of the individual work as well as glipmses into Chopin’s thought process for their structure.
Been fairly busy the past couple of years working on new paintings, drawings and new mediums. Here are just a handful of the dozens of works created…
In 1948 John Cage wrote his magnificent work, “In a Landscape” I find it a stunningly beautiful piece. Each sound that rises from the keyboard is fully resonant and simply rises up into the landscape. I’ve decided to make this lanscape the upper stratosphere where sound leaves the planet and becomes one with the starts. Each note, a gem, a star, a floating up into vibrant strings of sounds. Here is the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wtmQkvX7A.