'Reinterpreting the Pioneer'  

An exhibition and series of events examining culture

via the lens of Florida Outsider Artists

Outsider art, coined by Roger Cardinal - synonymous until the 1980s with the 'art brut' movement begun by Dubuffet - is any work of art produced by an untrained, idiosyncratic, or marginalized artist who is typically unconnected to the conventional art world - not necessarily by choice but by circumstance.

In 1987, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art  (now the NSU Art Museum) boldly launched an exhibit called 'A Separate Reality - Florida Eccentrics.' Outsider art continues to grow in popularity with the general public, the community of art collectors and museums. This exhibition celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Florida's Outsider Artist exhibit in Fort Lauderdale for then sixteen artists, one of whom was Purvis Young from Miami, who's become an international icon.

 

'Reinterpreting the Pioneer - How the Outsider creates distinctive culture and community.'  

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An inaugural cultural event celebrating history through the eyes of Outsider Artists with leaders from the academic community
Mary Ann Carroll

Mary Ann Carroll

Clay Wieland Photography

Clay Wieland Photography

Family Celeberation

Family Celeberation

Glen Mayo

Glen Mayo

Neon Woman

Neon Woman

Survival

Survival

Isa Garcia Rodriguez

Isa Garcia Rodriguez

Bobby Welch

Bobby Welch

Isa Garcia Rodriguez

Isa Garcia Rodriguez

Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Alfred Hair

Alfred Hair

Kelvin Hair

Kelvin Hair

Purvis Young

Purvis Young

Lena Luckey

Lena Luckey

Robert Roberg

Robert Roberg

Milton Ellis

Milton Ellis

Frank Ritchie

Frank Ritchie

Gene Beecher

Gene Beecher

Florian Ludwig

Florian Ludwig

Fred Ressler

Fred Ressler

2016 -17

Artists in Core Exhibition

Gene Beecher *
Mary Ann Carroll (f) 

Milton Ellis *

Reva Freedman(f)

Bryant Gowans*
Alfred Hair (f)

Kelvin Hair 
Florian Ludwig *

Lena Luckey 

Glen Mayo 

Fred Ressler *
Frank Ritchie *
Isa Garcia Rodriguez
Robert Roberg *

John Summers
Bobby Welch *

Clay Wieland  
Purvis Young (f)

updated weekly w/ local pop up

events & speakers

italicized indicates Broward resident 

    (f) featured in

numerous books & articles

written by

Florida Outsider Artist Historian

& Archivist Gary Monroe

*exclusively represented by Lisa Stone Arts

Image, artwork by Clay Wieland Photography

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sharing art with the South Florida community since 2005