#OAFexhibitor @hillgallery’s exhibition “Elliot Green: Real Atmosphere Imaginary Space” is up until April 30th. Pop in to see @elliottigreen’s paintings characterized by panoramic, vistas that produce a visual experience of energy, emotion, memory, and metaphor. Image Caption: Spark River, 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 40”
#OAFInstitutionalPartner @the_avam presents PARENTING: An Art without a Manual, an exhibition on humanity's most essential performance art - the intuitive, transformative, and complex art of parenting, interpreted by 36 artists out of every conceivable medium. In conjunction with the exhibition, AVAM will be hosting Logan Visionary Conference 2019: The Art of Parenting on Sunday, March 24, 1pm - 4pm, where participants can hear and ask questions from a world-class array of inspirational expert presenters and scientific researchers in the field of family wellbeing, child trauma, and positive parent and child attachment. Image Caption: Allen David Christian, Amarosa (back and front) and Adagio, 2012, Piano parts and mannequins. Gift of the artist. Photo: Dan Meyers.
Amos Ferguson (Bahamas, 1920 – 2009) was a house painter by profession who began painting when he was a boy. Amos Ferguson claimed to, “Paint by Faith, Not by Sight.”He did not paint what he saw, but what he dreamed. Amos’s subjects include Biblical scenes, nature motifs, and scenes of everyday Bahamian life, including the festival Junkanoo. See his works at @galeriebonheur! Image Caption: Pink and Red Flowers on Green, 23 x 29”
Ladoo Bai, at #OAFParis exhibitor @escalenomad, is a Bhil self-taught artist whose paintings are steeped with stylized flamboyant depictions of nature.
Lindsay Gallery’s exhibition featuring Steve Moseley’s patience bottles and Mike Jones’ stone carvings opens this Friday!
This stone bust at @joshlowenfels once served as a trade simulator outside a pharmacy demonstrating how easy that bitter pill was to swallow. Image Caption: Pill Head, carved and painted stone, ca 1900, h 23 1/4 “ x w 14 1/2 “ x d 10 “
Be sure to stop by #OAFexhibitor the @portraitsocietygallery’s exhibition “Linger On: Work by Mark Ottens” to see some mesmerizing works of art. On view until April 27th! Image Caption: Ornament, 12 x 12”, acrylics with gel medium on panel
Joseph Garlock, at Stephen S. Powers Works of Art, immigrated from Russia to the U.S. in 1904, where he and his wife opened a small fruits and vegetable store. After his retirement at age 64, Garlock began painting and sculpting somewhat compulsively, inspired by images from Life and Look magazines. Image Caption: Fish Bowl, 1956, 12 x 11”, gouache on paper
@purevisionarts’ featured artist Leon McCutcheon was born in Manhattan in 1959. His parents, a jazz musician and a milliner, exposed him to the arts at an early age. Fashion and music figure prominently in his vibrant work. A political activist and advocate, McCutcheon has emerged as a spokesperson on disability issues. Image Caption: Jazz Singer Yellow Dress, acrylic on canvas, 30″x24″, 2006 #LeonMcCutcheon #jazz
George Hildrew, at Phyllis Stigliano Art Projects, paints and draws occurrences conceived and received using both figural and abstract formats. His paintings depict psychological narrative structures and reference descriptive passages from popular culture and novels. Using sublime evocative colors, he confronts a controlled expressive imagery while looking at as well as through it. Image Caption: Knots and Ganglion, oil on canvas (glow-in-the-dark-background), 30 x 20
Ted Ludwiczak, at #OAFexhibitor American Primitive Gallery, began carving stone heads while building a stone wall near his house. Seeing a face in a rock he took a hammer and an old lawn mower blade and defined the form. Pleased with the results he felt, one head would look lonely, so he carved other stone heads in the wall. He hasn’t stopped carving since.
Karen Powell, at Peg Alston Fine Arts, conveys her childhood memories through mixed media, vintage photos and visual storytelling. In her own words, “My inner voice now tells me there are no lines, there is only spontaneity, energy and instinct that compels me to ‘NEVER color in the lines.’”
Heinrich Nusslein occasionally painted with eyes closed, saying that “It is not ‘I’ who paints, but ‘it’ that paints.” He insisted that he painted through spirits which manifested themselves from other worlds and planets. #OAFParis exhibitor J-P Ritsch-Fisch Galerie is exhibiting his works through March 29th! #HeinrichNusslein #automatism
Shoutout to #OAFexhibitor @landgallery for landing @surfacemag’s standout Instagram account!
Originally from Scotland, Scottie Wilson, at @galeriepolysemie, emigrated to Toronto after serving in WWI and opened a second-hand shop. At the age of 44 he began doodling with one of the fountain pens he sold at his shop and began his artistic journey. His work contains a personal code of morality wherein characters called “evils and greedies” are juxtaposed with naturalistic symbols of goodness and truth. #ScottieWilson
The youngest of thirteen children, Giovanni Battista Podesta--represented by #OAFParisExhibitor @rizomiarte--had to provide for his family after the death of his father. In 1914, he enlisted in WWI, and re-enlisted at the start of WWII. He integrated religious imagery into his glittery sculptures, which he began to make after the wars.
Rithika Merchant draws on 17th century botanical drawing and folk art to create a body of work that is visually linked to our collective pasts. Go see her work in @galerielj’s group exhibition of works on paper, along with pieces by Howie Tsui and Jason Jagel. Image Caption: Rithika Merchant, The Maternal Emblem, 2017, 85x152 cm, mixed media collage with gouache and ink on paper #rithikamerchant #howietsui #jasonjagel
Opening today at @intuitartcenter! “Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018” is a major exhibition of the New Zealand-based artist’s work. On view until August 4th.
Another curious gem from Winter Works on Paper--here’s an anonymous photograph of Jack Dempsey’s iconic arm circa 1920. #photography #jackdempsey #boxing
Vincent Reyes infuses playful personality into inanimate objects. He has been working at @sagestudioatx—an art studio that provides artists with disabilities the materials, space, and support to produce and sell their work--since 2017, where has transitioned from creating works inspired from children’s shows to giving new life to vintage objects. #vincentreyes #OAFworkshop
@center4creativeworks is a studio and work environment that provides space and resources for artists with intellectual disabilities. CCW resident artist David Shmuckler has a passion for horror that runs deep in all the work he makes. A seven hour track of Halloween sounds often accompanies him in his workplace, where he designs and creates a myriad of bizarre characters. He often slips into the characters he creates, and in sculptural work uses his own body as a mold for his characters. #davidshmuckler #OAFworkshop
At 81 years old, Helen Rae, represented by #oafexhibitor @thegoodluckgallery, creates innovative drawings inspired by fashion advertisements. Image Caption: June 12 2017, 2017, colored pencil/graphite on paper, 24x18
@tannerhillgallery’s featured artist Wille Young has a steady, independent voice and an obsessive dedication to the craft of drawing. Working with graphite on found paper and in spiral-bound notebooks, his dreamlike images, suspended in negative space, include ethereal floating bones with long tentacles and painstakingly articulated surreal landscapes. Image Caption: Untitled, 1980, graphite on paper, 53.5x37.5” #willieyoung
Hawkins Bolden lost his eyesight at the age of seven, but that couldn’t stop him from creating visual and tactile works of art. Using sidewalk flotsam and other found litter, Bolden adorned his backyard with his guardian figures. Come see his works at the @tops_gallery Tops through March 25th! #hawkinsbolden #outsiderart #tactileart