For the Winter 2018/2019 issue of ArtPapers Magazine, I reviewed the show, “Outliers and American Vanguard Art”. The show is traveling around the country, so be on the lookout for where it’s on display next.
Per the show’s official text:
Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three periods over the last century when the intersection of self-taught artists with the mainstream has been at its most fertile. It is the first major exhibition to explore how those key moments, which coincided with periods of American social, political, and cultural upheaval, challenged or erased traditional hierarchies and probed prevailing assumptions about creativity, artistic practice, and the role of the artist in contemporary culture. Bringing together some 250 works in a range of media, the exhibition includes more than 80 schooled and unschooled artists and argues for a more diverse and inclusive representation in cultural institutions and cultural history. Visit https://www.artpapers.org/ for more.