02.03.2012 Eblast! | Gallery Artist Spotlight | Outsider Art Fair: It’s a Wrap!

02.03.2012 Eblast! | Gallery Artist Spotlight | Outsider Art Fair: It’s a Wrap!.

 

Gallery Location Closing in April:
don’t worry we’ll still be online and available by appointment


In 1970, Sue and George Viener were introduced to the world of Folk Art and Americana during their visit to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1986, they met Chuck and Jan Rosenak in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and were welcomed by them into the world of living self-taught artists. They opened the Outsider Folk Art Gallery in 2007 to showcase their ever-expanding love of art. The Viener’s are moving to Virginia in April 2012 and therefore the physical gallery at the Goggleworks will close. Emily will remain as the Collection Director assisting with sales and showing work by appointment.

We look forward to this new and innovative chapter for the gallery. New items will be posted on out website and 1stDibs page as they arrive!

The Rev. Howard Finster

Dwight Eisenhower (1978), 26″ x 18″ | Enamel on mirror with pyrographic frame $8500

Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Rev. Howard Finster

Last two venues for this exciting traveling exhibit!

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH 2.18 – 6.3, 2012
Telfair Museum of Art’s Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA 6.29 – 8.19, 2012

In the mid-1960s, Finster began building a roadside park, an attraction meant to display all of “the inventions of mankind.” As he was using his hands to apply paint Finster noticed that the paint smudge on his finger had created a perfect human face. A voice spoke to him, saying, “paint sacred art.” In response, Finster produced thousands of sermon-laden artworks with subjects ranging from historical characters and popular culture icons like Elvis Presley to evangelistic fantasy landscapes and futuristic cities. Most works are meticulously covered in Finster’s own hand-lettered words and biblical verse, recording visionary prophesies and providing glimpses of a celestial outer space world that Finster believed God had revealed to him.

This exhibition provides an in-depth survey of Finster’s career, covering the variety of themes inherent in his work, much of it relating to his visionary experiences. Well-known and misunderstood, his position remains polarized, suspended somewhere between awe for his tireless, faith driven creativity and reluctance by the art community to accept his place in the pantheon of contemporary art.
This exhibition is curated by Glen C. Davies, organized by Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and sponsored in part by Fox Development Corporation; Thomas E. Scanlin; Office of the Chancellor, U of I; Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, U of I; Illinois Arts Council; Krannert Art Museum Director’s Circle Fund; and Krannert Art Museum Council.

Thank you Sandy, Sugar, George &
Fair Director Emily Christensen
!!!

What a great year at the Outsider Art Fair! Please see all of the articles and pictures on our Facebook page! Here are a few highlights. . .

The Space (we had a great booth across from our friends at Judy Saslow Gallery) &
7W staff was gracious and very helpful!

The Artists (we had six of our artists join us during the Fair-above is Christine Boisseau visiting from Versailles with George Viener)!

Our Friends and Colleagues
(we enjoyed seeing you & meeting many new acquaintances)!


    
Outsider Folk Art Gallery
201 Washington Street, Suite 504, Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com


     
Outsider Folk Art Gallery
201 Washington Street, Suite 504, Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com