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Outsider Art Fair Returns to New York for the 26th Edition

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Outsider Art Fair Returns to New York for the 26th Edition

At a recent Outsider Art Fair, art aficionados and collectors view artworks by outsider artists who have been unscathed by artistic culture. Image: OAF

ART FAIR

The 2018 Outsider Art Fair New York Edition brings together more than 63 galleries from seven countries that will present artworks by famous outsider artists.

BY KAZAD

Image: A painting on wood composite titled Phone factory is one of the works from the Almost Art Project, Beijing that will presented during the Outsider Art Fair New York Edition

Phone Factory 2008. Wood composite 200×90-cm, one of the works that will be presented during the Outsider Art Fair. Image: Almost Art Project Beijing

NEW YORK, NY— Lovers of outsider art will get the opportunity to see the works of outsider art artists when the Outsider Art Fair opens from January 18 – 21, 2018 at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion. In its 26th year, more than 63 galleries from seven countries will present the works of outsider artists.

As with other editions of the fair, this year’s Outsider Art Fair will feature some of the regular events, including the Outsider Art Fair Talk (OAF Talk). This year’s OAF Talk is titled The Raw and the Cooked: Outsider Art Environments and Installation Art. Organized and moderated by Paul Laster, the panel of discussants includes multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk, Karen Patterson(Curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin), Michael McFalls (Director of Pasaquan and Professor, Columbus State University, Georgia), and multidisciplinary artist Ellen Harvey. They will examine the relationship between Outsider Art environments and contemporary art installations with a particular focus on the similarities and differences in these highly imaginative realms.

Curated Space: Responding to Pasaquan

This year OAF 2018 Curated Space is titled Responding to Pasaquan. Organized by contemporary artist Saya Woolfalk, the artists will create a project in response to Eddie Owens Martin’s visionary environment Pasaquan. Eddie Owens Martin (aka St. EOM) is the eccentric folk artist who in the 1950s created the installation which includes a series of building painted in vibrant colors with abstract patterns on a 7-acre compound near Buena Vista, Georgia. The space now belongs to Columbus State University in Georgia.

These presentations are in addition to the main section of the Outsider Art Fair which brings together galleries promoting works by outsider artists from around the globe. French artist and curator Jean Dubuffet who coined the term art brut (outsider art) describe it thus:  “We understand by this term works produced by persons unscathed by artistic culture, where mimicry plays little or no part (contrary to the activities of intellectuals). These artists derive everything…from their own depths, and not from the conventions of classical or fashionable art.” The Outsider Art Fair also happens annually in Paris.

Here is a list of galleries and exhibitors participating in the 2018 Outsider Art Fair New York Edition

Almost Art Project, Beijing
American Primitive, New York
Andrew Edlin, New York
Antillean, New York
Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York
Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
Center for Creative Works, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Chris Byrne, Dallas
Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California
Creativity Explored, San Francisco
Donald Ellis Gallery, New York
Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles
Esperanza Projects, Los Angeles
First Street Gallery, Claremont, California
Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
Fountain House Gallery, New York
Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven
Galerie Gugging, Maria Gugging, Austria
Galerie Pol Lemétais, Saint Sever du Moustier, France
Gilley’s Gallery, Baton Rouge
Henry Boxer Gallery, Surrey, United Kingdom
Hill Gallery, Birmingham
Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
Humbaba, Inc., New York
Indigo Arts Gallery, Philadelphia
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago
J Compton, Wimberly, Texas
James Barron, Kent, Connecticut
Jennifer Lauren Gallery, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Joshua Lowenfels, New York
Just Folk, Summerland, California
Karen Lennox Gallery, Chicago
Korea Art Brut, Seogwipo, South Korea
Krowswork, Potter Valley, California
LAND Gallery, Brooklyn
Lindsay Gallery, Columbus
Luise Ross, New York
Marion Harris, New York
Mariposa Unusual Arts, New York
Mason Fine Art, Atlanta
Magic Markings, Brooklyn
MiddleJanes, Sag Harbor, New York
Norman Brosterman, East Hampton, New York
The Pardee Collection, Iowa City
Phyllis Stigliano Art Projects, Brooklyn
Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee
Pure Vision Arts, New York
Raw Vision, London
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
Sardac, London
Shrine, New York
Steven S. Powers, Brooklyn
Stewart Gallery, Boise
Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tops Gallery, Memphis
Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, Texas
Wilsonville, East Hampton, New York
Yukiko Koide Presents, Tokyo
ZQ Art Gallery, New York

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