Annika Connor has been privileged to have her paintings featured in a variety of exhibitions. Here are some highlights from a few of her upcoming, and selected recent shows.
THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE & THE UNTITLED SPACE: FLORA/FAUNA SOLO EXHIBIT
“Flora/Fauna” features works by artist Annika Connor, including watercolor and oil paintings revolving around the themes of nature and wildlife. Annika Connor is a Contemporary Romantic painter. Her work depicts a fascination with beauty in nature. This show focus on Connor’s nature based painting which offer an artistic escape from urban life.
Continuing in the Audubon tradition of artistic ornithology, many of Connor’s bird paintings seem filtered through a lens of the imagination, effectively transporting the birds from the world of the real to a magical realm of observation and flight.
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THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE & VOHN GALLERY PRESENTS: HUMAN/NATURE EXHIBIT
The Untitled Magazine joined forces with Vohn Gallery to present an exhibition of 20 artists titled “human/nature.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to benefit environmental organization Pure Earth. On view from February 3-6, the exhibit is curated by Gary Krimershmoys, Indira Cesarine and Joseph Grazi.
Featured artists including: Adam Erick Wallace, Andre Eamiello, Annika Connor, Anya Rubin, BaltzerGlass, Bryan Kopling, Erin Victoria Axtell, Evan Desmond Yee, Indira Cesarine, Jordan Doner, Joseph Grazi, Karli Henneman, Meredith Ostrom, Peter Beard, Phil Marco, Randy Polumbo, Rob Voerman, Serge Strosberg, Susan Kleinberg, Tatyana Murray, and Taxiplasm.
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ABLE FINE ART NY GALLERY: DAWN TO DECADENCE
Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s debut exhibition with talented artist Annika Connor, opening on November 26th and running through December 10th, 2014. Connor is a Brooklyn-based painter who works in the decadent aesthetic of a romantic. The exhibition features her latest watercolor and oil painting series that meditate on indulgence and psychoneurosis.
Connor puts a fascinating spin on “beauty” via disenchantment in a world of mutated fantasy. The nostalgic aspiration to the materialistic and hedonistic life of the past allows a sort of spiritual contemplation to travel and escape out of the mundane.Connor's idealistic images draw upon the anxieties and delirium associated with decadence. Her color-rich paintings bring the external stimuli of the artist, who is also an actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.
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PHILIPS de PURY & COMPANY PRESENTS: WATERCOLORS
New York - Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to present Watercolors, a curated selling exhibition featuring a diverse group of contemporary works by artists who have moved beyond using watercolor paint as an auxiliary mode of expression to embracing it as their primary medium. The exhibition showcased over 80 abstract and figurative works that challenge the romantic ideologies associated with historical watercolor.
This exhibition was organized in conjunction with Active Ideas Productions, Inc. AI Productions serves the artistic community by facilitating awareness of emerging artists and educating the public about their work. Also in partnership are galleries 303, Ricco Maresca, Bravin Lee Programs, Greenberg Van Doren, Halsey McKay, Tripoli, Salomon Contemporary, Eli Ridgway, and Nicole Klagsburn.
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QF GALLERY: ANNIKA CONNOR & THE HITCHCOCK KISS SOLO EXHIBIT
"In the Hampton’s quaint QF Gallery, painter Annika Connor brings life to a new body of her signature modern romance. In her traditional style, “The Hitchcock Kiss” is literal eye candy; a feast of grandeur and opulence in both sumptuous color and decadent subject matter. Connor’s paintings are truly escapist, letting the viewer indulge in a romantic fantasy, and weave their own narratives as they get lost in the corners of Connor’s stately rooms, Technicolor gardens and warm embraces. Its easy to slip away into a daydream with any of Connor’s tableaus as the suitable backdrop.
Rich and plush, the interiors evoke a certain romance from days past- bringing to mind tales of great love stories, before the impersonality of technology and modern life complicated the world. The carefully calculated rooms could be lifted from old Hollywood, from great cinematic scenes from the silver screen in the 1940s and 50s- when the message was passion, glitz and glamour. In fact, Connor’s paintings function much like films- which were initially created to give the audience a brief retreat from the stresses of their everyday lives with sixty minutes of artistic escapism. "
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FORDPROJECT: OPULENT VISION
Spanning across disciplines from painting to sculpture to conceptual works on paper, the exhibition provides a look at a selection of fordPROJECT's inaugural roster of artists, with the debut of new voices. Opulent Vision presents unique perspectives that reflect historical ceremonies, mythical lands, and unique architectural environments.
The exhibition will fill the gallery’s penthouse space with vivid colors, rich wallpaper, paintings of inspired interiors, and a site-specific installation. Artists in Opulent Vision previously on view at fordPROJECT include Lisha Bai, Alessandro Belgiojoso, Kent Henricksen, and Naama Tsabar. fordPROJECT is pleased to introduce new artists Annika Connor, Kristen Schiele and Veronica Smirnoff.
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