Outsiders Art & Collectibles, 718-C Iredell Street, Durham, NC 27705
September 29, 2012 – October 26, 2012 – Gallery Hours: 10:00 – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Ko Kyu Food Truck outside.
This exhibit features artwork by some of the collective’s better known “core group” members and includes a diversity of styles from ten different artists. From the witty, darkly humorous reflections of Jim Bloom to the modern-primitive, allegorical compositions of Small Boy Bob. From the simple, folk art finger-paintings of Mary Crawford to the obsessive, visionary epics of Justin Duerr. From the southern outsider renderings of John Author Goffigan to the post Haight-Ashbury, glitter fantasies of Big Joe Johnson. From the labor-intensive collage constructions of David Kime to the neo-expressive, post-outsider offerings of the British-born Michelle Kral (aka mitsi b). And from the mystical, line-drawn, psychic visions of the late Renee Leshner, to the fantastical, other-worldly landscapes of Ed Woltemate, Jr. This collection has something for everybody.