Friday, October 19, 2012

Clyde Connell art exhibit open at Longvue Gardens, New Orleans; display continues to Dec 30, 2012

With a mystical view of nature and a deep connection to her home in northwest Louisiana, artist Clyde Connell created sculptures and wall reliefs, says Longvue Gardens, that expressed her sympathy with the culture of African-Americans and the pictographic works of “music heard on the bayous”.

Selected works will be on exhibit at Longue Vue Oct 19 to Dec 30.

Connell became internationally known in the 1970s during an increased awareness of stylistic pluralism, feminism, and “regional artists”. She first exhibited works outside of Louisiana in 1974 at the Bauman Gallery in Los Angeles and made her New York debut at the Delahunty Gallery in 1980.

Her work is included in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Tex. She has been represented since 1986 by the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans.

Connell passed away in 1998 at the age of 97, leaving behind a superb body of work.

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