Peopled

The Compound Gallery is pleased to open its 2021 art season with Peopled, a two person show featuring works by Ben Belknap and Chris Donnelly.  Belknap’s delicate ceramic sculptures depict detailed miniature worlds inhabited by mysterious people. Belknap's worlds straddle the periphery of psychological fantasy and realism leaving the viewer to contemplate which actuality is on display. Chris Donnelly’s thoughtfully carved wood sculptures personify captivating faces, some familiar, yet each with a distinct personality. Many of Donnelly's expressive pieces were inspired by his memories of people and places he once encountered in the waking or dream worlds. In a time when our public places are less frequently inhabited by crowds, these two artists bring together their visions of real and imaginary people that interact and congregate inside the gallery walls. Peopled features a glimpse into a peculiar humanity bound in ceramic and wood. The juxtaposition of scale and detail among these works, brings the viewer on a thought provoking journey through relationship, proportion, and reality.

Works will be available below on April 7th at 10am PST

  • The Garden Wall
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    $325.00

    The Garden Wall

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapThe Garden WallCeramicApprox. 4.5” x 3.75” x 2.75” 2021 *hanging hole on back of piece This piece is part of our current exhibition Peop...

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  • Blue Landscape
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    $100.00

    Blue Landscape

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapBlue Landscape  CeramicApprox. 2.25" x 3" x 1.25"2021 *Hangs on wall  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will rema...

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  • #468 Redwood
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    $300.00

    #468 Redwood

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#468 RedwoodRedwood, oil paint9" x 5" x 3" 2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain on display in the...

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  • A Little Man
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    $650.00

    A Little Man

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapA Little ManCeramicApprox. 10.25” x 10.25” x 4.5” 2021 *Hangs on wall  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will rem...

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  • Adrift
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    $550.00

    Adrift

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapAdriftCeramicApprox. 8.25" x 8.75" x 2"2021 *Hangs on wall or rests on a surface  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled a...

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  • The Cave
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    $550.00

    The Cave

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapThe CaveCeramicApprox. 8.75" x 4.5" x 1.75"2021 *Hangs on wall or rests on a surface  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopl...

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  • #472 Bust of Nurse
    $600.00

    #472 Bust of Nurse

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#472 Bust of NurseBasswood, oil paint14" x 8" x 4"2021This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain on display...

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  • The Depth Between
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    $350.00

    The Depth Between

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapThe Depth BetweenCeramicApprox. 4.75" x 10.5" x 1.5"2021 *Hangs on wall  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will r...

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  • Untitled (man in brown)
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    $100.00

    Untitled (man in brown)

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapUntitled (man in brown)CeramicApprox. 3” x 5” x .75” 2019 *Can hang on wall or rest on a surface This piece is part of our current exhib...

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  • Big Cats
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    $150.00

    Big Cats

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapBig CatsCeramicApprox. 4.75” x 5.25” x .5” 2020 *Can hang on wall or rest on a surface This piece is part of our current exhibition Peop...

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  • #467 Birthday Hat, One Eye Open
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    $450.00

    #467 Birthday Hat, One Eye Open

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#467 Birthday Hat, One Eye OpenBasswood, oil paint13" x 6" x 4" 2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will rem...

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  • #474 Person Holding Ball Over Head
    $700.00

    #474 Person Holding Ball Over Head

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#474 Person Holding Ball Over HeadBasswood, oil paint17" x 6" x 4" 2021This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will ...

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  • #473 “LOVE” Red Shirt
    $500.00

    #473 “LOVE” Red Shirt

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#473 “LOVE” Red ShirtBasswood, oil paint11" x 6" x 4" 2021This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain on dis...

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  • #446 Bust of Woman With Polka Dot Top, Doing Peace Sign
    $650.00

    #446 Bust of Woman With Polka Dot Top, Doing Peace Sign

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#446 Bust of Woman With Polka Dot Top, Doing Peace SignBasswood, oil paint18" x 7" x 4" 2018This piece is part of our current exhibit...

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  • #477 Bare Bust, Mohawk and Big Teeth
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    $800.00

    #477 Bare Bust, Mohawk and Big Teeth

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#477 Bare Bust, Mohawk and Big TeethWalnut wood, oil paint14" x 8" x 4"2021This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and w...

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  • #462 “I don’t even know what I’m doing here”
    $650.00

    #462 “I don’t even know what I’m doing here”

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#462 “I don’t even know what I’m doing here”Basswood, oil paint14.5" x 8" x 4"2020This piece is part of our current exhibition People...

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  • #465 Luchador
    $600.00

    #465 Luchador

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#465 Luchador Basswood, oil paint10" x 8" x 4"2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain on display in ...

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  • #469 Luchador With Dark Blue & White Mask
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    $500.00

    #469 Luchador With Dark Blue & White Mask

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#469 Luchador With Dark Blue & White MaskBasswood, oil paint10" x 6" x 4"2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled...

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  • #463 Small Smiling Bust, Light Blue Shirt
    $325.00

    #463 Small Smiling Bust, Light Blue Shirt

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#463 Small Smiling Bust, Light Blue ShirtPoplar wood, oil paint11 x 7 x 4"2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled an...

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  • #429 Beer Belly, Beer Can
    $1,500.00

    #429 Beer Belly, Beer Can

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#429 Beer Belly, Beer CanAlerce wood from Chile, ancient old trees, now protected, shoes, oil paint22" x 8" x 6"2015This piece is par...

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  • The Hand Memorial
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    $200.00

    The Hand Memorial

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapThe Hand Memorial Ceramic, fabric flowersApprox. 2.5” x 4.25” x 2” 2021 *Can hang on wall or rest on a surface This piece is part of our...

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  • #458 Cornelia Connelly 1860 - Nun
    $900.00

    #458 Cornelia Connelly 1860 - Nun

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#458 Cornelia Connelly 1860 - NunBasswood, oil paint17"H x 10"W x 4"D2020(Inspired by a real person)This piece is part of our current...

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  • #475 Whistling
    $550.00

    #475 Whistling

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#475 Whistling Basswood, oil paint14" x 8" x 4"2021 This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain on display ...

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