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” Sculpting with lighting, my creations are held together by a channel energy. I do not guide my process, my process guides me.”-Meredith Connelly

Meredith Connelly is an emerging American installation artist. Born in Ohio, raised in Wilmington, NC where she received her BA in Studio Art from UNC-Wilmington. Meredith also lived a formative year in Paris. More formative was the work of Eva Hesse found in a library book that drove Meredith to create her first installation. Hesse is her largest influence, but Tara Donovan and Dan Flavin follow.

 Meredith often illuminates her work and sometimes employs interactive elements to connect and submerge viewers in her environment. Inspired equally by texture and nature, she works with everyday, manufactured materials and reveals their surprising, innate organic qualities. Her work is the human will bent and melted to meet nature, if not surpass it. Currently the artist lives and works from her studio in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina.
        

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” It’s appropriate that “Honeycomb” is the first lantern viewers encounter when entering the exhibition in the CAM’s Brown Wing: Its warm, subtle glow is both inviting and intriguing. Without light, a giant wax-paper honeycomb might not be all that impressive. With light, however, Connelly is able to transform her material into something magical.”

STAR NEWS ” ‘Art of Illumination’ Lights up the Cameron Art Museum with Creativity”

SEA OF GREY   “A Warm Glow”

ENCORE MAGAZINE  ” Emerging Talent 2011: Meet the People Pushing Through Their Art” 

 

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