Survey of paintings, drawings and sculptures by John Connell opens at David Richard Gallery

David Richard Gallery presents “A Mind to Obey Nature”, a survey of paintings, collages, drawings and sculptures by John Connell (1940-2009) in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The content of John Connell’s art was very much inspired by nature, Zen philosophies and wabi-sabi concepts of transience, while his visual approach echoed that of the Arte Povera movement in Europe. Paintings, collages, drawings and sculptures created with a variety of materials, including paint, tar, gravel, paper, wood, textiles, pure pigment, iron oxide, glue and ink on a variety of supports will be presented. His very long scrolls of meditation-inspired figures created with spray paint on a range of papers in the early 1980s—early examples of graffiti and Street Art—also are exhibited. The elegant shapes of the figures and nearly exact proportions demonstrated his skill as a figurative painter. More than te

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