All all media show celebrating Outsider Art and Steampunk - Juried by Phil Lear and Timothy C. Flood
Featuring work by Myles Pinkney. With Kathleen Reed and Henna by Laurie Covney.
Costumes and themed dress are encouraged.
Show runs through July 12.
The term outsider art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for “art brut” which is French for “raw art” or “rough art,” a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture. The English term “outsider art” is often applied to include self-taught or naïve art makers. Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. Often, outsider art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternate history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.
Pieces in this show reflect these themes and include paintings, sculptures, worn art, jewelry, and more. Costumes and themed dress are encouraged for the opening of the show.+MORE