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An Expressionist without angst, Chuck Connelly paints with infectious exuberance. Mr. Connelly has a penchant for wild allegorical narratives, and there's a fine example in this exhibition, a picture of Noah's Ark breaking up in a storm with little animals spilling out everywhere, reflecting, perhaps, on the catastrophic events of last year. But the best parts of the exhibition are pictures having to do with the artist's recent move to Philadelphia. In these, headlong painterly urgency animates the homey facts of his new neighborhood: Victorian houses, jumbled backyards, verdant foliage and explosive flowers. A suite of four canvases extending over 20 feet across the wall, each filled edge to edge with leaves, vines, grass and weeds, is like a conference call among van Gogh, Soutine and Pollock. read more >>

This exhibition announcement reads SAVE THE DATE DORIAN GREY GALLERY presents CHUCK CONNELLY THE SPIRIT OF VISION Essay by Walter Robinson Exhibition dates February 12- March 22, 2015 PRESS PREVIEW February 12, 5- 6PM OPENING RECEPTION February 12, 6- 9PM 437 East 9th St,.NYC RSVP:doriangreygallery@gmail.com Exhibition preview: doriangreygallery.com Limited edition signed print available for pre-order

Exhibition preview: doriangreygallery.com

Photograph of Chuck Connelly's Animals in the Street, 2015 a 27 inch by 40 inch Limited edition archival print available from the Dorian Grey Gallery New York, New York
Chuck Connelly, Animals in the Street, 2015
Limited edition archival print, 27" x 40" 
Limited edition signed print available for pre-order

His paintings have an undeniable stylistic verve and a darkly human sensibility. Connelly approaches his many subjects -- and his work encompasses the everyday and the surreal, the straightforward and the allegorical -- with an almost painful tenderness. Connelly’s paintings seem to emerge, as Zola said of Manet’s, from his own flesh and blood. - Walter Robinson, January, 2015

Chuck Connelly’s 1984 painting “Roller Coaster Car” from the collection of Francesco Pellizzi is one of the artists painting that will be on view at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey as part of the exhibition Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galan, and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections.

Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galan, and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections

September 14 - March 13, 2014
A public opening reception will be held Sunday, September 14, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 1-800-842-4945


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A visit with Chuck Connelly in his home studio to talk about painting with Jessica Beck, assistant curator of The Andy Warhol Museum

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