NOEL HENNELLY

Noel Hennelly (b 1957, New York City).

I am a sculptor working in plywood, steel hardware, armatures, fabric, wood, plastic, readymade elements and fastenings. In many cases, the artworks represent votives, elegies, and topical symbols based on organic forms with psychological, cultural, and scientific references. Scrollwork pieces are hand-cut and assembled using attachments sourced from local hardware stores and technology-based hardware. I am interested in the crossover between the natural and the manufactured, both commonplace and rarefied. There’s a narrative inherent in these things, form as an extension of how a plant or organism functions, but also especially in the case of animals, their poetic meaning, or fossil imagery as indicators  of a planetary reality vastly different from the present.

Selected Exhibitions: Piezo Electric Gallery, NY, (1983) Limbo Gallery, NY, (1984) Tribes, NY, (1997) Green Gallery Yale, New Haven, (2008) Outlet Fine Art,  Brooklyn, (2011) Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers (2017) Warburton PC 4, Yonkers, (2018) Phillipse Manor Hall, Yonkers, (2019) Collaborative Performance: (2017) Norte Maar, Counterpointe 5, Brooklyn, Residencies at Mosnart, Chicago, 2009. Represented in the JP Morgan Chase Collection. BFA Pratt Institute, 1980, Post Baccalaureate coursework in Biology and Earth Science, City University of New York, 2001,  MDiv Yale University 2010.