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Wendy Brackman, "Brackman's Botanical Bonanza," Hand painted paper plates, straws, Ping-Pong balls, paper towel tubes, endless staples. Photo credit Jill Ribich. Part of Yummm! at AVAM.

YUMMM! Visions of Food at AVAM

Ruby C. Williams sells produce at a stand along Florida’s State Road 60, which runs east-west through the Sunshine State from Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, through Tampa, and on to Vero Beach on the Atlantic Coast. She hand-paints signs to entice passing motorists to stop, and her advertisements are rendered in bright […]

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A Day in the Country: Collage’s with Bruce New

I first met Bruce New in 2015 at “A Day in the Country,” an annual Morehead, KY art fair where Kentucky folk artists can show and sell. In addition to the 2D collages he is most known for, New had globes and even a guitar decorated with his familiar artistic style. We admired each other’s […]

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Reinterpreting the Pioneer: Florida Outsider Art Explores Culture and Community

Currently, there is much discussion about many forms of Outsider art and what makes the designation appropriate given the genre is becoming ‘in’ for many tastemakers’ walls. These artists’ works are raw – emotions found right at the surface – something often lost through years of rigorous academic training and sculpting aesthetics acceptable to commercial […]

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Pioneering Work in Cars, Buses, and Trains: The Art of Chase Ferguson

In 2011 Chase Ferguson traversed the streets of New York’s boroughs—paper and pen in hand—documenting what was fast becoming a quotidian artifact of the city’s infrastructure: the single-space parking meter. Many people would have passed by Ferguson and these meters at that time without giving a second thought. By contrast, on a Sunday in early […]

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Imagined Spaces at the 2017 Outsider Art Fair

On a late Sunday morning, the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is busy with excitement and a mild sense of urgency. It is the last day of the 2017 Outsider Art Fair, and the opportunities to see old favorites or discover something new are waning–until next year. With sixty-two exhibitors, this is the event’s biggest iteration […]

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Courageous Spirits: From Southern Vernacular to Contemporary Self-Taught at Christie’s

The yellow sky of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s The White House emitted a particularly charged glow from the screen of a Christie’s gallery this past Friday, where the painting sold for $12,500 the same morning that a new administration assumed office. Sudduth’s mud-and-paint tableau — which depicts the American landmark framed by minimal landscaping, a fauvist […]

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