There’s conflict, grief, helplessness, loss, and also joy, camaraderie, and loyalty inhabiting artist Roman Villarreal’s south-side neighborhood and, consequently, the work he’s made there. All of this is on display in his first retrospective, “South Chicago Legacies,” at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Villarreal grew up in the Bush neighborhood on the […]
A 2000 profile tells the story of an artist who sold exactly two pieces of art in 40 years.
Film clips prove “Satan is a total loser, and he knows it.”
“Outsider” artist Eddie Owens Martin’s seven-acre utopia in Georgia must be seen to be solved.
With Revolutions of the Night, documentary maker Mark Stokes uncovers the childhood trauma that inspired the controversial fabulist.
Longtime adjunct professor quits, calls out hostile PC environment.
“Post Black Folk Art in America 1930-1980-2016” revisits the exhibit that first inspired the gallery’s founders.
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Outsider Art: An Exploration of Chicago Collections at the Chicago Cultural Center, through February 23 Old Master Prints and Drawings 1450-1850 at R.S. Johnson Fine Art, through January 31 I’m looking at a painting by Uncle Jack Dey, one of about 400 works by “outsiders” now at the Chicago Cultural Center. In front of a […]