Date: July 11, 2009
Time: 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: gallery F @ Scarritt-Bennett Center – 1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
Opening Reception - Sat, July 11, 2009 from 6-9pm
Exhibit runs through Sept. 13
Gallery Hours – Tues. - Fri. 12-6pm • Sat. - Sun. 9am-4pm
gallery F @ Scarritt-Bennett Center – 1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
An installation of drawings, paintings, and objects created by Bill Guion, Lisa Manus, Tracy L. Martin, Paul Miktarian and Mike Rewis. All are artists with developmental disabilities. The exhibit looks at the question, “Is there such a thing as so-called Outsider Art? Who is the outsider? Is it the artist, or is everybody an outsider in some way?”
This show attempts to shed light on the relationship between the artistic process and the product. In this case the product is very colorful, joyful, and pure. The intentions are not to resolve the problems of the world, but to convey more basic needs.
In the end it does not matter if we call it Raw Art, Art Brut, or Outsider Art - we all become Insiders. Artists will be present for the opening. Spontaneous music may occur.
This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by gallery F @ Scarritt-Bennett Center with the support of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and Pacesetters, Cookeville.
Curated by Jennifer Campbell, Patricia Earnhardt and Sabine Schlunk