Concert celebrating the closing of Loren Connors: A Coming to Shore
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Loren Connors (b. 1949) studied visual art at Southern Connecticut State College in his hometown of New Haven in the early seventies. An active musician and poet, Connors is most well known for his distinctly ephemeral blues. His visual practice reflects a similar approach to his music—both are marked by open forms, light touches, and sweeping gestures. Connors’s delicate, skeletal drawings adorned his first recordings, the self-released Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations (1978–80), and have continued to appear as album art on his records and serve as backdrops for live performances. More recently, his paintings, drawings and computer-based compositions have been the subject of the books Wildweeds (2021) and Night of Rain (2022). Connors has exhibited his visual work in group settings, including Sonic Youth’s touring exhibition “Sensational Fix” (2009), and at Blank Forms (2018).
Blank Forms’s gallery space is located on the third floor of 468 Grand Ave in Clinton Hill. There is a step down from the street into the building and two flights of stairs—thirty-five in total, plus a hand rail—up to the gallery. If you require help accessing the space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.