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Lyman Allyn showcases abstract work by Xanda McCagg

"Xanda McCagg Recent Work: Icon" is on view through April 18 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, in the Glassenberg Gallery on the first floor, as part of the museum’s "Near :: New" contemporary series.

"McCagg’s abstract paintings are investigations of the human condition on both a global and an intimate level. They push and pull the viewer's perception through layers of distilled human experience. Using the language of line, color and mark making, McCagg’s work comments on the dichotomies that define and shape our lives. Observing the world around her by exploring the cause and effect of shifting relationships as they occur in nature and in humanity, McCagg creates compositions that speak to memory, metaphor and perception," the museum's release stated.

In her recent work, the artist has drawn from impressions from her travels and from looking back through art history as a way of making sense of the present.

Based in Chelsea, in New York City, McCagg has maintained a studio for the past 25 years, and she has exhibited her work in individual and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad.

The museum at 625 Williams St., New London, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. Call (860) 443-25454 or visit


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