Outsider Art: from the collection of Jessica Weber opens at The Century Association on May 12. The exhibition captures the achievement and diversity of self taught artists. The works using different materials and techniques confront personal and social concerns. The exhibit showcases 24 works of Minnie Adkins, Clementine Hunter, David Butler, Sister Gertrude Morgan, B.F. Perkins, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Terry Turrell.
“About thirty years ago I was mesmerized by a wooden sculpture of an angel in a gallery window on Madison Avenue. It stopped me in my tracks and I could not take my eyes off of it. I was surprised by the unfamiliar yet striking intimacy I felt. I had never seen such raw power in such a common object. There was an innocence and unabashed self expression in it that touched my heart.” — Jessica Weber
Images courtesy Jessica Weber.