Exhibition: The Art of Patrick Connors (1958 - 2022) - Bridging Poetry and Vision

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Studio Incamminati, BOK Building 7th Floor 1901 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
United States

The exhibition “The Art of Patrick Connors (1958-2022): Bridging Poetry and Vision” will be on view at Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary Realist Art, located on the 7th floor of the Bok Building, from October 28, 2022, to January 6, 2023. The first retrospective of this beloved Philadelphia painter and art instructor, this exhibition, which has been curated by Dan Thompson, features 84 original oil paintings and drawings from four private collections. Most of these artworks have never been on public view before now. Also on view will be Connors’ pedagogical writings and the instruments he devised for teaching the principles of art.

Connors’ art is distinguished by an enchanting lyricism and a masterful approach to perspective. Many of the landscapes depict Philadelphia’s verdant respites from urban life, such as Laurel Hill, Bartram’s Garden, and the shores of the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. Each of these views is infused with an emotion keyed to the weather and the light. His intimate portraits introduce us to the circle of friends who both appreciated and enriched his art. Equally personal are his still-lifes, in which looming voids cloak the familiar objects of the artist’s daily life in a bittersweet nostalgia.

The exhibition, which is free to the public, is open Monday through Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm and at other times by appointment (please call 215 592 7910).

A lavishly illustrated catalog of the exhibition with essays by Dan Thompson, Paul DuSold, and Sheila Barker is available for sale in Studio Incamminati’s School Store and Staff Office.

Exhibition Location: Studio Incamminati, BOK Building 7th Floor, 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday 12:30 – 1:30 pm, and by appointment 

Opening celebration: October 28, 2022, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

For further information: tel. (215) 592 7910; [email protected] Press coordinator: [email protected]

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