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An Outsider Artist Channels His Demons Into Uniquely Funny and Dark Compositions

Jan. 31, 2020 in Hyperallergic On display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, works of Benjamin Jones project deep sorrow as well as an unvanquished ray of optimism. Benjamin Jones, “Isolating the Disease” from the Isolation Series (2003), graphite … Continue reading

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Hermannsburg Potters

Reposting from March 2016. Originally in Hyperllergic Aboriginal Women in Australia Celebrate Their Football Heroes with Pottery Rona Rubunjta Arrente’s “I’m Black” (2015) (left); Ngala Wheeler’s “Brotherhood” (2015) (right) in ‘Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids continues’ at … Continue reading

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An Army of Female Power Figures Stands Against Injustice

in Hyperallergic 17, 2016 Vanessa German’s show packs a punch, and is especially powerful in the context of the national politics of the past year. Vanessa German, “The Boxer” (left) and “No Water Cleaner” (right) (all photos by the author … Continue reading

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At Martín Ramírez Opening, A Defense of Immigrant’s Rights and Outsider Art

March 27, 2015 in Hyperallergic  Martín Ramírez,”Untitled (Tunnel with Cars and Buses)” (1954), reproduced as one of five new ‘Forever’ Stamps by the United States Postal Service (© 2015 USPS) (click to enlarge) Blue-chip outsider artist Martín Ramírez was memorialized … Continue reading

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Reading a Drawing Without Labels

published Nov. 12,2014  in Hyperallergic Dan Miller “Untitled (blue ‘ON’ and yellow with graphite)” (2011), acrylic and graphite on paper (all images courtesy Ricco Maresca Gallery) Dan Miller has created some of the most glorious work that I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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