Chuck Connelly's career took off in the early 1980s while living in Germany. He had two famous patrons - Dr. Robert Atkins of diet fame, and Michael Werner, a legendary German art dealer. Connelly was immortalized by director Martin Scorsese in the film New York Stories, and sensationalized in an HBO documentary, The Art of Failure, Chuck Connelly: Not for Sale. The artist was a maverick, though, and despite his rapid trajectory he clashed with the powerful players in the art world. He lived by his quixotic belief that the art should be the star - rather than the commercial value of the art - and he soon found himself an outsider.
Connelly's solo exhibitions have included The Andy Warhol Museum, the Annina Nosei, Lennon/Weinberg and DFN Galleries in NYC, the Galerie L'Enfant in D.C., among others. His work is in the public collections of the Broad Family Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others as well as in the private collections of celebrities including Nick Nolte and Kevin Dillon.
New Frequency is dedicated to the memory of Connelly's friend, Dean Buck, whose eccentric fascination with optical illusions and the subconscious mind have guided the artist's view of the unknown; and also honors those who have gone before.
A foundation is being formed that will honor, protect, and preserve Mr. Connelly's vast body of work, and will contribute to art education in the future.
New Frequency opens October 8 at Borrelli's Chestnut Hill Gallery at One East Gravers Lane in Philadelphia, with an artists' reception from 6 - 8 pm. The show runs through October 31.
More on Connelly Here at the Daily Mail: One of America's Greatest Modern Artists...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3402871/One-America-s-greatest-m...