The art of the indecipherable narrative.
The most powerful outsider artworks in Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery of Art evoke ideals about all artists: the belief, for example, that they are distinct from non-artists.
Kentucky-born artist Edward Melcarth dared to live as an openly homosexual man and did not hide his support for communism.
For fans of Kelley and Shaw, Michigan Stories is a kind of origin story, a way to decipher the work of two multifaceted and prolific artists.
Golub’s paintings cast the West’s Greco-Roman heritage not as a reflection of reason and order, but as a manifestation of its latent savagery.