But some point out that the seemingly zeitgeisty shift to LA is nothing new in the art world.
The Prison Drawings of Frank Jones
Frank Jones was “double-sighted” — born with a caul over his left eye — which gave him, or so it was believed, the power to communicate with the spirit world.
The Bold, Blessed Paintings of a Sharecropper’s Daughter
An exhibition showcases the graphically powerful work of Mary T. Smith — a self-taught artist from Mississippi — in a rare, in-depth survey.
The Disturbing Yet Hopeful Paintings of an Outsider Artist
Bernard Gilardi’s exhibition suggests a positive grouping of misfits, a hopeful interpretation of the ambiguity within Gilardi’s paintings as a sanctuary for the odd.
Material Messages Between Earth and the Divine
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place at Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York examines 4,000 years of votive offerings.
The Power of Painterly Innocence
Billy White’s artistic kinships seem to be more personal and experiential than cultural or racial.
Outsider Art Comes to the Metropolitan Museum
The entry of works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation into the Met’s collection has prompted the museum to rethink the way it presents 20th-century art history.
An Artist Who Conveys Messages from the Dead
Self-taught artist George Kornegay created found-object environments for communing with the spirit world.
The Personal Passions and Detailed Devotions of the Outsider Art Fair
Now in its 24th edition, the Outsider Art Fair has found a new home this year at the Metropolitan Pavilion, currently filled with the fair’s largest number of exhibitors yet.