Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York World’s Foremost Annual Show of Outsider Art May 8 – 11, 2014

    May 8, 2014 – May 12, 2014 all-day
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    548 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY 10011

    Spring Brings

    Outsider Art Fair

    to New York


    World’s Foremost Annual Show of Outsider Art

    May 8 – 11, 2014

    Dan Miller, Untitled, 2013, Acrylic and ink on paper, 30 x 44.5 inches, Creative Growth Art CenterFor 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, NY 10011. These dates coincide with the New York edition of Britain’s Frieze Art Fair.

    For anyone who has been paying attention to what’s going on in the art world, the Outsider 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 lineup include 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 1950s 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).Henry Darger Lagorian Rangers (Calvernian Girl and Boy Scouts), n.d., Watercolor and pencil on paper,  8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm) Andrew Edlin Gallery

    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 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 Island City

    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, Santa 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