Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents "Margins Beyond" opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art will collaborate with Intuitive Eye’s Jay Wehnert (Houston) and Chris Bryne (Dallas) to present "Margins Beyond," featuring the work of self-taught artists, including Forrest Bess, Bill Haveron, Bert Long, Richard Gordan Kendall, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Frank Jones, Ike Morgan, Alessandra Michelangelo, and Rev. Johnnie Swearingen.
Self-taught artworks are usually derived from the simplest of means, from the solitude of the maker to commonly available materials used to produce their artworks. Often perceived to be simple, crude, and primitive, self-taught artists seek to delve deeper into the human psych with the rawness and intensity that often fills their own lives. Many of the artists included in the Margins Beyond exhibit are inherently connected to his or her own spiritual realm, methodically conjuring alternative worlds. However, the value of the art is not always recognized, sometimes owing to certain psychiatric conditions, homelessness, and detachment from the art world at large. These circumstances are not necessarily impediments but, instead, attributes that uniquely shape the work created by these visionaries.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 11.