Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York May 8 to May 11, 2014

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April 18, 2014

Press Release: Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York May 8 to May 11, 2014

For twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair has been the world’s foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught, and Folk Art. And for twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair took place in winter. In 2014, for the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8 – 11 at Chelsea’s Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY10011

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“For anyone who has been paying attention to what’s going on in the art world, theOutsider Art Fair is a must-see event,” says Andrew Edlin CEO of Wide Open Arts. 

Wide Open Arts is pleased to announce its exhibitors for the 2014 Outsider Art Fair. OAF has always showcased work by artists who have been obscure, neglected, or invisible. Eleven galleries who’ve been with the Fair since the beginning will return, offering a mix of the newly discovered with works by legendary outsiders.  For the first time since 1999, Philadelphia’s seminal Fleisher/Ollman Gallery will be present. Other dealers from the original lineupinclude Ames, American Primitive, Bonheur, Henry Boxer, Carl Hammer, Cavin-Morris, Gilley’s, Marion Harris, Ricco/Maresca, and Luise Ross.

With a total of 47 exhibitors from around the world, this year’s Fair features artists from countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (where Rigobert Nimi makes intricate, science-fiction-inspired sculptures from recycled industrial materials, exhibited by Galerie Degbomey in Paris), New Zealand (where Susan Te Kahurangi King’s striking Donald Duck drawings from the late 1950’s will be shown by Chris Byrne and Marquand Books), and Brazil (where Alcides Pereira dos Santos made his biblically-inspired, boldly geometric paintings of nature and technology, exhibited by Sao Paulo’s Galeria Estação).

Yukiko Koide returns with her dynamic artists from Japanese workshops, and for the first time Megumi Ogita Gallery, also from Tokyo, will be displaying the calligraphic drawings of Shoko Kanazawa. And Paris’ Hervé Perdriolle, who played a pivotal role in curating the Cartier Foundation’s groundbreaking Histoires de Voir exhibition in 2012, also makes his New York debut with a booth comprised solely of self-taught artists from India.

The 2014 Outsider Art Fair also welcomes new exhibitors like Marlborough Chelsea (soloing the embroidered cut-and-paste works by skateboarder Tony Cox), Hirschl & Adler (with drawings by Edward Deeds, a longtime Missouri state mental hospital patient whose work was rescued from a roadside trash heap) and Zieher Smith (featuring vernacular photographs from their recent acclaimed Photo Brut exhibition).

The Outsider Art Fair opens Thursday, May 8. God’s Love We Deliver, the NYC metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness, will be the evening’s beneficiary. Admission for early access, from 3:00-6:00 p.m., is $100. The general Vernissage is from 6:00-9:00 p.m., with an admission price of $50.  Daily tickets for the remainder of the show will be $20 and a pass for the full run $50. Hours are Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday May 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information please contact [email protected] or 212-337-3338

Please visit www.OutsiderArtFair.com

2014 Exhibitors:

American Primitive Gallery, New York

Ames Gallery, Berkeley

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Baumann + Muksian, Basel/San Francisco

Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York

Chris Byrne + Marquand Books, Dallas/Seattle

Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland

Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven

Galeria Estação, São Paulo

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Galerie Bonheur, St. Louis

Galerie Bourbon Lally, Bourdon, Haiti

Galerie Christian Berst, Paris

Galerie Degbomey, Fleurance, France

Galerie du Marché, Lausanne

Galerie Hervé Perdriolle Art Contemporain Inde(s), Paris

Galerie St. Etienne, New York

Galerie Toxic, Luxembourg

Gallery at HAI, Long IslandCity

Garde Rail Gallery, Austin

George Jacobs Self-Taught Art, Newport

Gilley’s Gallery, Baton Rouge

Grey Carter Objects of Art, McLean, VA

Henry Boxer Gallery, London

Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Hirschl & Adler, New York

Institute 193, Lexington, KY

Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Chicago

Just Folk, Summerland, CA

Karen Lennox Gallery, Chicago

Laura Steward Projects, Sante Fe

Lindsay Gallery, Columbus

Luise Ross Gallery, New York

Marion Harris, New York

Marlborough Chelsea, New York

Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo

Pan American Art Projects, Miami

Pardee Collection, Iowa City

Pure Vision Arts, New York

Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

Rizomi Art Brut, Turin

Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga

Yukiko Koide Presents, Tokyo

Zieher Smith, New York 

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.abnewswire.com/pressreleases/spring-brings-outsider-art-fair-to-new-york-may-8-to-may-11-2014_10632.html

Media Contact:
Edward Callaghan / John Wegorzewski
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-729-0834
Address:35 E 35th Street #6G
City: New York
State: NY
Country: United States
Website: www.OutsiderArtFair.com


Anna Zemnkov, Untitled, c. Mid 1960s, pastel on paper, 24.8 x 34.65 inches, Cavin Morris Gallery

A.G. Rizzoli, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Healy Symbolically Sketched First Prize, First Anniversary 1937, Ink on Rag Paper, 36 x 25, Ames Gallery

Amos Ferguson, Bahamas, Boats by the Hotel, 1984, Enamel on board, 36 x 30 inches Galerie Bonheur

Larry Lewis, Untitled (Woman in blue coat with yellow couch), c. 1970, page from mixed media collage book, 12.5 x 14.5, Courtesy Fred Giampietro Gallery

Larry Lewis, Untitled (Yellow room with orange couch), c. 1970, page from mixed media collage book, 12.5 x 29.5, Fred Giampietro Gallery

MORRIS BEN NEWMAN spirit of Haiti 27×33 circa 2008, mixed media on panel Ames Gallery

Pavel Leonov, Angel, oil on canvas, 30 x 39 in, Galerie Bonheur

Susan Brown, Her Mother Mixed Grid, Mixed Media on Board, 24_x 18_,2014

Susan Te Kahurangi King_Untitled, 1958-61_Crayon on paper_13.25 x 8.25 in_Courtesy of Chris Byrne and Marquand Books

Tony Cox, 1 Foot Universe, 2013, needle and thread, acrylic paint on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 30.48 x 30.48 cm, Marlborough Chelsea

Tony Cox, Untitled, 2014, needle and thread, acrylic paint on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 30.48 x 30.48 cm, Marlborough Chelsea

William Hawkins, Neil House with Chimney, 1989, enamel, collage & mixed media on Masonite, 64 x 45 x 5

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