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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  • #480 Bust, Woman with Sharp Bob Haircut and V-neck
    $600.00

    #480 Bust, Woman with Sharp Bob Haircut and V-neck

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#480 Bust, Woman with Sharp Bob Haircut and V-neckBasswood, oil paint13" x 8" x 4" 2021This piece is part of our current exhibition P...

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  • Mike's Cabin
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    $150.00

    Mike's Cabin

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapMike's CabinCeramic Approx. 5.75” x 3.5” x .5” 2021 *hanging hole on back of piece This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled ...

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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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  • In the Field
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    $100.00

    In the Field

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapIn the Field CeramicApprox. 2" x 3" x 1.25"2021 *Hangs on wall  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain on ...

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  • Live Oak Bridge
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    $100.00

    Live Oak Bridge

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapLive Oak Bridge 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
    $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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  • Swimming in the Well
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    $450.00

    Swimming in the Well

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapSwimming in the WellCeramicApprox. 4.5" x 10.5" x 3"2021 *Hangs on wall  This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will r...

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  • #440 Super Mom
    $1,300.00

    #440 Super Mom

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#440 Super MomBasswood, walnut shoes, oil paint32" x 8.5" x 4" 2018This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will rema...

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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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  • #464 Bust With Bleached Afro
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    $800.00

    #464 Bust With Bleached Afro

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#464 Bust With Bleached AfroWalnut wood, oil paint14" x 8" x 4"2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will rema...

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  • At The Peak
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    $350.00

    At The Peak

    Ben Belknap

    Ben BelknapAt The PeakCeramicApprox. 4.5" x 7.5" x 3.5"2021 *Can hang on wall or rest on a surface This piece is part of our current exhibition Peo...

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  • #406 “Rickey’s Big Day”
    $1,350.00

    #406 “Rickey’s Big Day”

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#406 “Rickey’s Big Day”Walnut wood, oil paint30" x 8" x 4" 2012This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will remain o...

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  • # 439 Standing, Holding Soccer Ball, Long Hair
    $1,200.00

    # 439 Standing, Holding Soccer Ball, Long Hair

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly# 439 Standing, Holding Soccer Ball, Long HairBasswood, oil paint25.5" x 8" x 4" 2018This piece is part of our current exhibition Peo...

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  • #428 Surfer Holding Green Surfboard With Trousers
    $1,800.00

    #428 Surfer Holding Green Surfboard With Trousers

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#428 Surfer Holding Green Surfboard With TrousersBasswood, mahogany shoes, oil paint27" x 7" x 4" 2015This piece is part of our curre...

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  • #460 Standing Person With Fist Raised, Hand On Belly, Orange Jumpsuit
    $1,300.00

    #460 Standing Person With Fist Raised, Hand On Belly, Orange Jumpsuit

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#460 Standing Person With Fist Raised, Hand On Belly, Orange JumpsuitBasswood, Mahogany shoes, oil paint32" x 8.5" x 4" 2020This piec...

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  • #466 Boxer “Bell Bottom Boxer” Yellow Trousers
    $1,200.00

    #466 Boxer “Bell Bottom Boxer” Yellow Trousers

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#466 Boxer “Bell Bottom Boxer” Yellow TrousersBasswood, walnut wood shoes, oil paint24" x 8.5" x 4" 2020This piece is part of our cur...

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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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  • #478 Person With Tongue Sticking Out
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    $600.00

    #478 Person With Tongue Sticking Out

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#478 Person With Tongue Sticking OutBasswood, oil paint14" x 8" x 4" 2021This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and wil...

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  • #461 “Yo vote! y Cambie el Mundo”
    $600.00

    #461 “Yo vote! y Cambie el Mundo”

    Chris Donnelly

    Chris Donnelly#461 “Yo vote! y Cambie el Mundo”Basswood, oil paint16" x 8" x 4" 2020This piece is part of our current exhibition Peopled and will r...

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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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