Virginia Conn – Nature’s Infection Gallery
The Taube Museum of Art will be exhibiting large scale acrylic paintings by local artist Virginia Conn. Conn’s exhibition Nature’s Infection will be on display at the Taube Museum of Art from September 1 through October 8.
This is a very special event, not only because she is still young, at the start of an adventurous path in the arts, and with a tremendous amount of talent, but also because her fiery and clearly artistic spirit points to a direction where she will surely have a strong presence. Virginia was awarded this exhibition from a group show, the Festival of the Arts, presented at the Taube Museum in the fall of 2020. She was one of the participants, and at that time a special committee from the museum evaluated all the submissions and selected her work for the award.
Conn finds strength and clarity in painting, where there is always a space for growth and freedom of expression. Do not be deceived by the confrontational qualities of her work; in her images there is humor, there is love, and there are all the emotions that arise in response to challenging situations in life. Sometimes art is not meant only to be easy on the eyes, or just pretty, but to invite us to reflect on ourselves, our society, and the world we live in. In her narrative she refers to her personal experiences as a source of inspiration; there’s also pain, and a healthy rebellious stance, as well as, at times, a dream-like quality that we have learned to understand lightly as surrealism.
Another reason to celebrate this show is that, as many of you might know, Virginia recently suffered a catastrophic car accident, this last July. She survived a horrific scenario, and not only survived it, but is doing incredibly well; with the support of an extraordinary medical team, her very loving family, and innumerable friends. “I’m sure there were angels involved in her recovery too. She is one of the kindest and most courageous young women I’ve had the pleasure to meet, and is, herself, an inspiration to others,” Susana Amundaraín, MFA, Independent visual artist. The Taube Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm & Saturday 11am – 4pm.