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8 02, 2015

A Tribute to Sam Farber

2017-05-11T22:12:40+00:00 February 8th, 2015|

Sam Farber was a man who got things done. When he saw something that could be improved on, he would start a company and solve the problem. A Harvard graduate and a WWII Army Air Force veteran, his business ventures began in 1960 when he founded Copco, a housewares company known [...]

27 09, 2014

Visionary Tattoo

2017-05-11T22:19:06+00:00 September 27th, 2014|

Bound to a limited visual lexicon for over a century, tattooing has sprung free in the new millennium, liberated by artists who combine fresh concepts, holistic design, and masterful technique in thrillingly original styles. They draw inspiration from historical genres spanning Pointillism, Expressionism, [...]

19 06, 2013

Martin Thompson

2017-05-11T22:20:54+00:00 June 19th, 2013|

Martin Thompson, with his matted beard and long hair, was a well-recognized character in the neighborhood of upper Cuba Street in Wellington, New Zealand. The area, once known for its Victorian shops and villas, is now run-down and desolate as a result of being zoned a motorway. Nevertheless, it has served [...]

18 06, 2013

Schützenhöfer’s Smile

2017-05-11T22:29:30+00:00 June 18th, 2013|

Untitled, 2010, pencil and color pencil, 20 x 28 in. The Gugging House of Artists was founded when psychiatrist Leo Navratil began to notice an unexpected high-quality of art being produced through diagnostic drawing tests and decided to open a residential house for mentally-ill artists in Gugging, Austria near [...]

22 05, 2013

The Geography of Loss

2017-07-16T05:33:13+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|

A recent recipient of a Lannan literary fellowship, Reuter is curating the “My Dakota” exhibition at NDMOA from the much praised book by Ricco/Maresca artist, Rebecca Norris Webb. My Dakota — a photographic elegy for Norris Webb’s brother and her home state of South Dakota [...]

21 05, 2013

Floating Bodies: Q&A with Marcos Bontempo

2017-07-16T05:36:03+00:00 May 21st, 2013|

Artist MARCOS BONTEMPO lives in Ronda, a city in Andalucia, known for its spectacular landscapes and rich history. The city’s raw energy and inescapable beauty leaves no one indifferent. Because of the force of these surroundings, Bontempo’s personality and work cannot be separated. In essence, they have become “one.” [...]

13 04, 2013

WILLIAM HAWKINS: MAKING ITSELF

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 April 13th, 2013|

In 1982, Roger Ricco visited and filmed the painting studio of William Hawkins in Columbus, Ohio. William Hawkins was born in Kentucky on July 27,1895; his big block letter signature [...]

28 01, 2013

HENRY DARGER

2017-05-11T22:33:39+00:00 January 28th, 2013|

Very few artists have done more to define and transcend the parameters of Outsider Art than Henry Darger. Admittance into important public and private collections paralleled by soaring market values, has made him one of the eminent American self-taught figures of the 20th century. Along with this [...]

28 01, 2013

REVISITING RAMÍREZ

2017-05-11T22:36:46+00:00 January 28th, 2013|

Those are the questions that have long intrigued admirers of the skillfully composed, mixed-media works on paper of the Mexican-born self-taught artist, whose life story has become something of a legend in outsider art’s still-unfolding history, and who has earned a secure place in the field’s [...]

27 01, 2013

ALICE HOPE: OBJECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

2017-05-11T22:38:35+00:00 January 27th, 2013|

A studio visit with New York-based artist Alice Hope may be one of the most consummate experiences one can have when exploring the inner workings of the contemporary art world. Upon entering, it is immediately apparent that any commonplace materials like paint and canvas do not exist in this space. [...]

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