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John Connell

John Connell (born 25 June, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia; died September 27, 2009 in Mariaville, Maine) was an American artist. His works included sculpture, painting, drawing, and writing.

Connell attended Brown University, in Providence, RI (1958–1960), the Art Students League, NY (1960–1961) and New York University (1962) where he studied Chinese print making. His first show was in New York in 1962.[1]

In the mid-60s, he moved to California, where he worked as the set designer for the San Francisco Mime Troupe. In the 70s, 80s and 90s, he worked primarily in the Southwestern United States, where he painted large murals[3] and was visible in New Mexico's most respected art galleries, being part of the Santa Fe artist group Nerve[4] and gaining a reputation for his large installations. He is particularly well known for his drawings, some of which are done in charcoal and spray paint and can be as large as twenty feet high and thirty feet wide.[5]

Connell used plaster-of-Paris in the 80s, and later turned to tar, paper and wax, in large figurative sculptures.[6] He also used bronze, cement, wood, and chicken wire.[7] His works on paper sometimes include elements of collage. In the early 80s, he mostly gave up using commercial paints and began making his own out of iron oxide and pigments.[2][6] In later paintings, he used ashes, mud and earth.[8] His work has also included elements of writing and occasionally audio tape.[9]

Connell's influences included Hokusai, Rembrandt, Balzac, Dante, Giacometti and De Kooning. Buddhism is a central theme,[2] and he cited wabi as his aesthetic.[10]

Contents

  • Projects 1
  • Public collections holding his work 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Projects

Some of his better-known projects include:

  • The Construction of Kuan-Yin Lake (1982–1989): A multimedia project that included sculpture, painting, writing and audio and was partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.[11][12]
  • The Raft Project (1989–1994) [1]: A giant sculpture/painting project with painter Eugene Newmann. It was commonly perceived as being a takeoff on Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa.[13]

Public collections holding his work

External links

  • Artist's Web Site

References

  1. ^ Art in America, October 1979
  2. ^ a b c ARTlines, April 1983
  3. ^ Albuquerque Journal, July 30, 1978
  4. ^ Artlives, 1984
  5. ^ Tierra Encantada, 1990, Kansas City Art Institute
  6. ^ a b Pasatiempo, April 12, 1996
  7. ^ Los Angeles Times, Feb. 14, 1986
  8. ^ Art Papers, May 2006
  9. ^ Revered Earth, 1990, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe
  10. ^ Hess Art Collection, Hatje Cantz, 2010
  11. ^ The New York Times, December 14, 1986
  12. ^ Santa Fe Reporter, March 8, 1989
  13. ^ ARTnews, Summer 1993
  14. ^ "John Connell". New Mexico Museum of Art. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
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