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The Art That Dare Not Speak Its Name : Talk on Fri 27th Jan 7.30 RSVP

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


The art that dare not speak its name: old and new classics of Outsider Art

Curated by Colin Rhodes. Colin will be talking about this collection of worldwide outsider artist from 7.30  fri 27th Jan Limited spaces so please RSVP. Free.

exhibition continues until 18th Feb 2023. Gallery open wed-sat 6-10.30 or by appointment 07753702910

Outsider art comes from places where you wouldn’t expect to find art. It usually originates and even circulates in contexts that either know nothing of the art world, or care nothing for it. Yet, some amazing work has emerged in the last hundred-odd years, often challenging the received ideas of conventional art world critics, collectors and museums. Some of the first people to see artistic worth in this other work were trained artists who were part of western avant-gardes; expressionists, surrealists, and the like. And Jean Dubuffet, who first gave it a collective name; art brut (literally ‘raw art’). Outsider art was an attempt at finding an anglophone equivalent, coined by an English academic, the late Roger Cardinal. After many decades of being known by only a few, outsider art – or some of it – has these days become trendy among some art world glitterati, who nevertheless seek to turn it into just ‘the usual art’. Coinciding with the publication of his new critical history of the field, Outsider Art: Art Brut and It’s Affinities, Colin Rhodes has curated an exhibition of top drawer outside art. It includes many classics familiar to afficionados, such as Martín Ramírez, George Widener, Scottie Wilson and Madge Gill, and some less well-known names, such as Anthony Mannix, Jungle Phillips, Annemarie Grgich, and Jon Sarkin.

Some Work is available for sale, prices range from £45-2,000 all prov.

10 signed copies are available

Anthony Mannix. Above Scottie Wilson. Front pic Madge Gill.


January 27
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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