Thursday, March 27, 2008
Paul Pitt's work harkens back to a simpler time, filled with a strong sense of community and extended family. Even if we have never personally experienced his subject matter, it rings a responsive chord. His paintings are meticulously repainted up to six times before Paul is willing to pronounce each piece done. Within each large scene, there are many small stories unfolding, each with their own considerable charm and humor. And, as always, you will find his surprise signature........two small boys running.......one black, one white, taking turns wearing the ever present red scarf. The Hampton Museum acquired an example of his work in 2001, and recently his "Summer Wedding" was shown at the opening of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He work has been published in Raw Vision magazine, Folk Art Magazine, and Craft Digest, to name a few. I'm delighted to have several of his works available at www.artbrut.com
Monday, March 24, 2008
One day a package showed up at my door, filled with hand made cards, and copies of very appealing images referencing Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, and plenty of cats. It was the beginning of a great relationship with an artist who bravely left her furniture decorating past behind her, and was moving on to the art that was dancing in her head. When I visited Sandy Mastroni, her garage/studio was filled with the most fanciful, enigmatic, and delightful paintings. Her work is now included in permanent museum and private collections, and one of her images will be published in the new Raw Vision Outsider Art Sourcebook #2. More of her art can be seen at the Art Brut link to the right, under the New Artists button.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Gilles Manero is a French self-taught artist whose paintings on old vinyl classical music records depict an alternate reality. His style is flawless and his color choices are reminiscent of fine Renaissance paintings. He also makes collage and mixed media works.
Everyday he haunted the local museum in his town, and was befriended by their curator. He showed her his artwork and she arranged for Gilles to have a one man show at the Musee de la Creation Franche a Begles France. He was picked up by Judy Saslow Gallery in Chicago, and was also represented at the recent Outsider Art Fair in NY. Click on the Beverly Kaye Gallery link to the right. His records can be seen under the "New Artists" button.
Gilles Manero is one of the most original and talented artists I've ever had the pleasure of knowing!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Evoking DuBuffet's childlike paintings, Huber's work has been a huge attraction at the Outsider Art Fair in NY, as well as at various Museum venues in Europe. We offer over 50 miniature mixed media works on paper (6" x 6"), as well as larger examples. The museum catalogues of her shows are also available on-line at www.artbrut.com
Cars came to a screeching halt as this full sized Moose came into view. Made entirely from recycled truck, bus, and car parts, he was one of the highlights of the Sculpture show last year. Six foot tall sunflowers created from John Deere tractor parts also graced the property.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
This year the Sculpture in the Garden show will be Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th, and will be held on Lorraine Drive in Woodbridge, CT. Children are always welcomed. The photo of the life sized horse sculpture, by Joe DeMarco which was sold last year, gives you an idea of what amazing works show up for this special weekend. Be sure to put it on your schedule. It will be advertised internationally in the summer issue of Raw Vision Magazine.
I'm a private dealer in Outsider and Artbrut Art (www.artbrut.com) and have over 300 images and supporting text on-line. The actual gallery is in Woodbridge, CT and is open by appointment. The pieces I have chosen to represent are top examples from each of my artists, all of whom have been placed in private as well as museum collections. During the year I deal mainly with works on paper, canvas and board, but in June I hold the annual Sculpture in the Garden show which transforms the property into a dazzling display of recycled metal, stone, and wood, transformed into giant sunflowers, dancers, musicians, horses, robots, dragonflies and garden whimsies.
The gallery has been awarded as a Forbes Magazine "Best of the Web", and "Incredible Art Site of the Week" for months running!