ROSIE CAMANGA
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL

2017-03-18T04:24:51+00:00

Rosie Camanga 9 Mar - 6 May 2017 at Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York, United States Rosie Camanga. Courtesy of Ricco/Maresca Gallery 13 MAR 2017 Tino (“Rosie”) Camanga (1910-?) moved to Honolulu from his native Philippines sometime prior to World War II. He worked for a time as a photographer, [...]

FRANK MARESCA
ARTSPACE

2017-02-09T06:00:11+00:00

Frank Maresca on Collecting Outsider Art by Nessia Pope December 17, 2012 Frank Maresca, co-founder of Ricco/Maresca Gallery In the late 1940s the French artist Jean Dubuffet identified a historically overlooked category of art—visual works created by nonprofessional, untrained artists who live outside the realm of normative culture—and termed it "art [...]

LAURA CRAIG MCNELLIS
ART IN AMERICA

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Laura Craig McNellis at Ricco Maresca through July 15 529 West 20th Street It has been thirty years since Ricco Maresca first exhibited the work of Nashville-based artist Laura Craig McNellis. A new exhibition titled “Structures” gathers twenty tempera paintings on newsprint. A yellow sun with spiky rays and circular clouds appear [...]

Self-Taught Artists
The New York Times

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

The House of Artists at the Art Brut Center Gugging near Vienna. Museum. Museum Gugging Celebrating Self-Taught Artists at a Center in Austria by Edward M. Gomez June 29, 2016 - MARIA GUGGING, Austria — By choice or by chance, the visionary autodidacts whose works fall into the related categories of [...]

Laura Craig McNellis:
Time Out New York

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Laura Craig McNellis, "Structures" June 14, 2016 Autistic and Understood only by immediate family members, Laura Craig McNellis, born in 1957, has been painting since childhood as a way of documenting and communicating her life in Nashville. Applying tempera and market to blank newsprint given to her by her late father, [...]

Laura Craig McNellis:
Forbes

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

STRUCTURES: Laura Craig McNellis RICCO/MARESCA Gallery 529 W 20th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY Opening Reception: 6 to 8 pm Laura Craig McNellis was born in Nashville in 1957 as the youngest of four daughters. She was mostly mute, and she learned how to express herself through her talent for painting [...]

Expiration Date:
The Paris Review

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Memento Mori by Dan Piepenbring March 10, 2016 - Trawling through eBay recently, I came across a folder of sample funeral cards from the early twentieth century. As near as I can tell, salesmen would roam from funeral home to funeral home peddling these to undertakers, who would in turn [...]

Expiration Date:
Art F City

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Expiration Date by Michael Anthony Farley March 8, 2016 - A staggeringly diverse collection of “Momento Mori” objects, from a mid-19th Century New Mexican “Penitente” figure to contemporary photography, that reminds us death is the only constant. Artists know we’re all going to die, and so do normal people. Just try to look [...]

Hatched in Prison:
CBS News

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

Gil Batle and Jane Pauley From Prison Cells to Egg Shells by Jane Pauley December 27, 2015 – Where we might see an ostrich egg, others can see a blank canvas … the perfect medium for a message shaped by memories. Here is a story from Jane Pauley: At first glance, [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Quartz

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

An artist’s intricate carved eggshells outline his time in prison in delicate miniature by Amy X. Wang December 30, 2015 – Gil Batle, 53, has seen the inside of no fewer than five different American prisons. For two decades of his adult life, the San Francisco-raised Batle served various intermittent sentences [...]

Hatched in Prison:
The New York Times

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

In ‘Hatched in Prison,’ Gil Batle Carves Jailhouse Life Onto Ostrich Eggs by Ken Johnson November 19, 2015 – Gil Batle, 53, served a total of 20 years in five California prisons for fraud and forgery. He survived by trading his skills in drawing and tattooing for protection by, and from, fellow inmates. Now [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Food & Wine

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

A Former Prisoner Is Carving Beautiful Works of Art From Eggs by Mike Pomranz November 4, 2015 – Intricately carving imagery of prison life into ostrich eggs might seem like an odd artistic endeavor, but as is often the case with artists, there’s a deep meaning behind the madness. Now 53, Gil [...]

Hatched in Prison:
mental_floss

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

It's Your Fault II, 2014, carved ostrich egg shell, 6.5 x 5 x 5 in. Artist Carves 20-Year Prison Experience Into Ostrich Eggshells by Andrew LaSane November 4, 2015 – Twenty years behind bars in some of the most violent prisons in America would leave anyone with a lot of unforgettable memories, but [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Slate

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

A Stunning 20-Year Prison Diary Etched Into Ostrich Eggs by Kristin Hohenadel November 4, 2015 – San Francisco native Gil Batle spent 20 years in five different California prisons for fraud and forgery. Behind bars he used his self-taught skills as an artist to keep him safe from gang violence by [...]

Hatched in Prison:
designboom

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

Artist and Former Inmate Carves 20 years of Prison Life Onto Egg Shells by Nina Azzarello November 3, 2015 – After spending more than 20 years in five different california prisons for fraud and forgery, artist gil batle now resides on a small island in the Philippines. While behind bars, he fixated [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Lost at E Minor

2016-12-29T19:52:21+00:00

Artist recounts his prison life with beautiful ostrich egg sculptures by Inigo del Castillo October 27, 2015 – In his exhibition entitled ‘Hatched in Prisons’, artist Gil Batle uses ostrich eggs as a medium to recount different experiences he had while serving 20 years of jail time in various Californian prisons. [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Little Things

2016-12-29T19:52:22+00:00

A Reformed Criminal Uses Ostrich Eggs To Create Stunning Art by Laura Caseley Gil Batle has not had an easy life. For nearly half of his 53 years, he’s been in and out of a total of five prisons in California for counts of fraud and forgery. While in prison, he [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Culture N Lifestyle

2016-12-29T19:52:22+00:00

Self-Taught Inmate Gil Bate’s Talent Tell a Prisoner’s Narrative Artist Gil Batle has been in an out of five California prisons over 20 years. Charged with fraud and forgery, Batle’s artistic skills were self-taught during his stay. His talent protected him form violence, whereas his drawing and tattooing skills were valued [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Hi-Fructose

2016-12-29T19:52:22+00:00

Gil Batle Carves Pictures of His Life in Prison on Eggs by Caro October 31, 2015 – America, supposedly the land of freedom and democracy, has become incarceration nation. Almost one out of every hundred Americans is now in prison, the largest percentage of any developed country in the world. Artist Gil [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Ufunk

2016-12-29T19:52:22+00:00

A former detainee tells his life in prison with impressive carved eggs October 22, 2015 – As a former detainee who spent over 20 years in the prisons of California, the artist Gil Batle tells his life in prison with some amazing ostrich eggs that he sculpts with an impressive precision [...]

Hatched in Prison:
art-sheep

2016-12-29T19:52:23+00:00

American Artist Who Was Imprisoned For Over 20 Years Carves His Tough Experiences On Ostrich Eggs by Maria Sofou American artist Gil Batle spent over 20 years in Californian prisons for fraud and forgery. Batle did time in some of the state’s most infamous facilities, including San Quentin and Jamestown, living [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Beautiful Decay

2016-12-29T19:52:23+00:00

Gil Batle Carves 20 Years Of Prison Life Onto Delicate Ostrich Eggs by Hayley Evans October 21, 2015 – Gil Batle is an American artist who spent over 20 years in Californian prisons for fraud and forgery. He endured some of the state’s most infamous facilities, including San Quentin, Chuckawalla, and [...]

Hatched in Prison:
The Paris Review

2016-12-29T19:52:23+00:00

Hatched in Prison by Dan Piepenbring November 5, 2015 – When you keep a diary in prison, you write on whatever’s handy, even if that something is ostrich shells … and even if you don’t begin the diary until after you’re out of the clink. “San Francisco native Gil Batle spent twenty years [...]

Finding the Self:
The New Yorker

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

Finding the Self in a Selfie by Adam Gopnik October 29, 2015 – The difficulty, always, in our current run of crazes is telling what is potent—real and likely to change consciousness—from what is just passing and transient. Mood rings, pet rocks, and even Atari graphics all ended on the [...]

Ken Grimes:
The Paris Review

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

Text Messages by Dan Piepenbring June 24, 2015 – Like Richard Sharpe Shaver, a midcentury sci-fi writer who believed that an ancient civilization had embossed its complex history into “rock books,” Ken Grimes is convinced that humankind has defined communication too narrowly. A self-styled “visionary artist,” Grimes paints chiefly in acrylic [...]

Ken Grimes:
Brut Force

2016-12-29T20:13:33+00:00

Aliens and Art: A Fascination Beyond Coincidence by Stephanie Lowe May 21, 2015 – Starting Art. “About the first artistic influence or ability was in a prekindergarten. There was a chest or big box of blocks. I would dump all the blocks on the floor and start building forts and [...]

Ken Grimes:
Wall Street International

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

Ken Grimes. Text Messages With over forty years of painting experience within his repertoire, Ken Grimes has cultivated a style so distinct it has garnered attention and celebration alike throughout the Outsider Art and Contemporary Art worlds. Dealing predominantly with themes of extraterrestrial contact and cosmic coincidence, Grimes’ work is known [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Forbes

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

New ‘Forever’ Stamps Honor Mexican-American Outsider Artist by Jane Levere March 25, 2015 – The United States Postal Service will dedicate five commemorative “forever” stamps March 26 honoring the outsider artist Martin Ramirez at the Manhattan gallery that represents his estate. The New York Times called the choice of Mr. Ramirez’s work “highly [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Artnet News

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

Outsider Artist Martín Ramírez Gets USPS Stamps, Ricco/Maresca Solo Show by Sarah Cascone March 23, 2015 – Self-taught Mexican-American artist Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) is being doubly honored this month: the United States Postal Service is releasing a set of five commemorative stamps featuring his unique artwork, while New York’s Ricco/Maresca [...]

Martín Ramírez:
The New York Times

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

Outsider Artist Gets Stamp of Approval by William Grimes March 20, 2015 – The United States Postal Service plans to issue five commemorative “forever” stamps on March 26 honoring the outsider artist Martín Ramírez, each with an image taken from one of his works. It is not unusual to see an artist, or [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Hyperallergic

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

At Martín Ramírez Opening, A Defense of Immigrant’s Rights and Outsider Art by Melissa Stern March 27, 2015 – Blue-chip outsider artist Martín Ramírez was memorialized this past Thursday evening in Chelsea with the unveiling of a United States postage stamp. The depression-era Mexican immigrant, who was institutionalized for decades [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Architectural Digest

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

AD’s Aesthete stocks up on new stamps celebrating outsider artist Martín Ramírez by Mitchell Owens February 18, 2015 – In this age of texts and e-mails, why not depart from the norm and send a handwritten missive franked with a fantastic work of art? On March 26, the U.S. Postal Service [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Art News

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

THE POSTAL SERVICE IS PRINTING MARTÍN RAMÍREZ STAMPS by Andrew Russeth March 23, 2015 – This has to be the finest news I’ve heard in weeks: the United States Postal Service has announced that it is issuing five postage stamps with details of works by the great Martín Ramírez (1895–1963), the Mexican American [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Observer

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 30 by Nate Freeman March 23, 2015 – Opening: “Martin Ramirez: Forever” at Ricco/Maresca An outsider artist who died unknown in a psychiatric ward in 1963, Martín Ramírez has been embraced as an original and generous Mexican American artist. Yet, it still [...]

Martín Ramírez:
NPR

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martín Ramírez by Jon Kalish March 29, 2015 – The U.S. Postal Service has just unveiled five new stamps depicting the paintings and drawings of Martín Ramírez. An immigrant from Mexico, Ramírez was a self-taught artist who spent almost half of his life in California [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
The New York Times

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

The Fantastical Pulp Art of 1960s and ’70s Mexico by Allison Meir February 24, 2015 Postwar pulp art south of the border was distinctly surreal. In Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea, the lurid art created for paperbacks in the 1960s and ’70s includes a cat man [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
The Village Voice

2016-12-29T19:52:24+00:00

Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art by R.C. Baker February 18 2015 – The first thing you notice about these original tempera paintings done for Mexican pulp-magazine covers in the 1960s and ’70s is the amount of dead space across the top. This area, left open for cover logos, issue numbers, and teasers [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
The Wall Street Journal

2016-12-29T19:52:25+00:00

‘Pulp Drunk’: ‘Mexican Pulp Art’ by Ken Johnson February 26, 2015 – “Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art,” an exhibition of original paintings made for the covers of paperback novels of the 1960s and ’70s, is a hoot. It’s also psychologically and sociologically resonant. Most were done in tempera paints on cardboard by [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
Hyperallergic

2016-12-29T19:52:25+00:00

The Fantastical Pulp Art of 1960s and ’70s Mexico by Allison Meir February 24, 2015 Postwar pulp art south of the border was distinctly surreal. In Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea, the lurid art created for paperbacks in the 1960s and ’70s includes a cat man [...]

Black Dolls:
The Magazine ANTIQUES

2016-12-29T19:52:25+00:00

Black Dolls by Elizabeth Pochoda JULY-AUGUST 2015 – The dolls you see here, rescued from the vast diaspora of their kin by Deborah Neff and bound together in a work of art by Radius books, will inevitably be admired as sculptural objects and as fine examples of a folk [...]

Black Dolls:
The New York Times

2016-12-29T19:52:29+00:00

A Love for Vintage Dolls That Never Grows Old FEB 5, 2015 - Deborah J. Neff, a toy collector in suburban Connecticut, has acquired hundreds of antique cloth dolls depicting African-Americans. They were handmade from the 1850s to the 1930s, but little information has survived about their seamstresses and original owners. [...]

Bastienne Schmidt:
Whitehot Magazine

2016-12-29T19:52:29+00:00

Topography of Quiet: Bastienne Schmidt by WM January 2015 – German-born artist Bastienne Schmidt’s abstract works are reflections of her transient lifestyle and intellectual journeys. By combining the notions of travel, her profound yet understated pieces trace the significance of environment on the human imagination and serve as a documentation [...]

Bastienne Schmidt:
Art + Auction

2016-12-29T19:52:29+00:00

NEW YORK PERIPATETIC PURSUIT In her previous body of work, “Home Stills,” 2011, multimedia artist Bastienne Schmidt explored femininity and gender roles in the domestic sphere, using herself as a stand-in for everywoman. Her latest inquiry, “Topography of Quiet,” on view at Ricco/Maresca Gallery December 11 through January 15, 2015, uses painting, [...]

Mark Steven Greenfield:
The Los Angeles Times

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

Q&A: Artist Mark Steven Greenfield on Minstrelsy and American Culture by Carolina A. Miranda November 19, 2014 – Of all the uncomfortable episodes in American history, that of minstrelsy is one that many people would like to forget. It consisted largely of white performers dressed in black-face, employing exaggerated accents and [...]

Dan Miller:
Whitewall magazine

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

Dan Miller’s Energetic and Repetitive Paintings by Kristin Sancken November 17, 2014 – Visual artist Dan Miller has emerged as the poster child for artists dealing with adversity. Diagnosed with autism, and lacking traditional communication skills, Miller has developed a complex artistic process that utilizes discursive language as both his subject [...]

Dan Miller:
Hyperallergic

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

Reading a Drawing Without Labels by Melissa Stern November 12, 2014 – Dan Miller has created some of the most glorious work that I’ve seen in a long time. His current show at Ricco Maresca Gallery is a collection of works on paper that draw you in, deep into their rich [...]

Body Electric:
New York Observer

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

Skin Trade: The ‘Body Electric’ Showcases Tattoo Art So what is the “Tattoo Window of Regret?” by Christopher Murray 10/07/2014 – Getting your current squeeze’s name needled into your butt when you’ve had a few too margaritas has become a rite of passage for a whole new generation, but it’s also become [...]

Revisiting Ramírez:
Art Brut

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

Revisiting Ramírez by Edward M. Gómez Now that the legendary Mexican outsider’s “last works” have surfaced, and better-informed research about his life has been published, new ways of appreciating his achievements are emerging, too. Who was Martín Ramírez? What does his work mean? Those are the questions that have long intrigued [...]

Body Electric:
ARTE FUSE

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

Electric Ink at Ricco Maresca Gallery By Jamie Martinez Septemeber 25, 2014 – Our final stop for the evening was Body Electric curated by Margot Mifflin at Ricco Maresca Gallery. This show is all about vintage tattoo flash and original art by the most influential and innovative tattoo artists today (according [...]

Tim Freccia:
The Wall Street Journal

2016-12-29T19:52:30+00:00

William Meyers on Photography: Sudanese, New Yorkers and UFOs By William Meyers August 23, 2014 Tim Freccia: Life and Death Ricco Maresca 529 W. 20th St. (212) 627-4819. Through Sept. 13. In the middle of this exhibition are two panels that are different from the rest—horizontal rather than vertical, black and [...]