Carole Connely is an expert at using color and an expressionistic brush to evoke emotion. Her lively interpretations of time, space and motion consist of sketchy renderings of figures set in an abstract atmosphere. These apparitions are often futuristic in nature and not discernible until the second glance. Her compositions imply the figure's simultaneous emergence and regression by juxtaposing plane against plane of color which swirl and merge to form illusions of light, contour, and depth.
Carole Connely describes her oils as "abstract figurative paintings". But while the figures - primarily of women subjects - have distinctive personalities, the real subject is the equally distinctive interplay of space and subject. "Rather than pull the subject out of its space and depict it, I attempt to immerse and infuse the subject into the space". What results is an unusually fluid mix of space and subject - an integrated visual whole that breaks down the boundaries and suggests a sense of mystery,
Carole Connely has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across the Eastern United States and is included in the corporate collections of AT&T, Merrill Lynch, Coopers Lybrand and The Chicago Mercantile Exchange to name a few.
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