“Ritual Forms: The Sculptures and Drawings of Clyde Connell” at Longue Vue

Exhibit on display from Friday, October 19 through Sunday, December 30

With a mystical view of nature and a deep connection to her home in northwest Louisiana, artist Clyde Connell created sculptures and wall reliefs that expressed her sympathy with the culture of African-Americans during the turn of the century and the pictographic works of “music heard on the bayous”. Selected works will be on exhibit at Longue Vue beginning with an opening reception on October 18, 2012.

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.

The opening reception for this exhibition is Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Longue Vue. The exhibition opens to the public the following day with the price of museum admission. For more information, contact Emily Wilkerson at ewilkerson@longuevue.com or 504.488.5488.

Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road
New Orleans, LA 70124