The Outsider Art Fair opens its 27th edition for its New York art fair this week. Held at The Metropolitan Pavilion, the fair devoted to self-taught artists, Art Brut and Outsider Art will be held January 17 - 20, 2019. The fair will featured 67 exhibitors hailing from seven countries and 37 cities.
Highlights include acclaimed masters such as James Castle and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein at Fleisher/Ollman (Philadelphia); William Edmondson at Ricco/Maresca (New York); and Anna Zemánková at Cavin-Morris (New York), according to the art fair. Classic art brut can be found at Pol Lemétais (Saint Souver de Moustier, France) and includes works by Madge Gill and Carlo Zinelli.
This year’s fair also presents African-American artists from the South in several booths. This includes a solo presentation of Bill Traylor drawings at Just Folk (Summerland, CA); Ike Morgan and Hawkins Bolden at SARDAC (London); Mose Tolliver and Purvis Young at Main Street Gallery (Clayton, GA); Lonnie Holley at American Primitive (New York); and Mary Whitfield at both Phyllis Stigliano Art Projects (Brooklyn) and Galerie Bonheur (Palm City, FL).
For the full list of exhibitors, click here.
The 2018 includes eight new galleries to the Outsider Art Fair. Julie Saul (New York) presents vernacular photographs by legendary artists Morton Bartlett and Miroslav Tichý and introduced works by Siberian self-taught photographer Nikolay Bakharev.
Maccarone (Los Angeles + New York) will present a solo exhibition of political drawings by Jim Carrey, including new material created after the mid-term elections and SAGE Studio (Austin, TX) will offer the drawings and paper sculptures of David Sula.
In addition to exhibitors, the art fair features two Curated Spaces. "Good Kids: Underground Comics from China," organized by Brett Littman (Director, Noguchi Museum, New York) and Yi Zhou (partner and curator of C5Art Gallery, Beijing) will feature zines and drawings by Chinese artists.
A Curated Space as homage to the late art dealer Phyllis Kind is curated by Raw Vision Magazine senior editor and art critic Edward M. Gómez and will present works by artists Kind was associated with including Adolf Wölfli, Martín Ramírez and Domenico Zindato.
BASIC FACTS: The Outsider Art Fair takes place from January 17 - 20, 2019 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. On Thursday, January 17, 2019, a VIP Early Access Preview takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. with a Vernissage from 6 to 9 p.m. www.outsiderartfair.com.
The art fair is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $53.29 for the Vernissage or for a Three-Day Pass and $27.04 for a Single Day Pass. Click here to purchase.
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