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May 21 – Sep 10, 2017

In Shelter: David Butler, Leslie Umberger collaborates in exploring relationships between the art environment of David Butler and the work of southern African American quiltmakers. Included in the exhibition are works by Butler from the Arts Center’s collection and on loan from the American Folk Art Museum, and improvisational quilts dating from the first half of the twentieth century by unknown makers on loan from the collection of Corrine Riley.

Text reproduced from jmkac.org:

Born in Saint Mary Parish, David Butler (1898–1997) lived in New Hope, near Patterson, Louisiana. In his early sixties, he suffered a work-related accident and was forced to retire. With time on his hands, Butler began to fill his yard with all manner of cutout sculptures. Using the most basic materials and tools, he crafted wildly imaginative and kinetic sculptures that formed the basis for a ”yard show”—an African American tradition common in the South—around his modest home. Colorfully painted and patterned exotic animals, sea creatures, farm animals, and imaginary forms populated his yard.

Leslie Umberger, curator of folk and self-taught art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, draws comparisons between Butler’s environment and the improvisational quilts made by African American women across the South.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081
www.jmkac.org

until July 30, 2017

Grand Trouble features drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos by 40 artists, including Arthur Aillaud, Ode Bertrand, Iris Levasseur, Sinyoung Park and Tomi Ungerer.

The exhibition was born of a movement of a dozen artists who wanted to exchange their passions. These artists then invited about thirty people to join them: writers, filmmakers, musicians. Together, they created this exhibition which strives to escape labels and explore the world in its violence and fear but also its mystery and beauty. Conferences, concerts and film screenings have also been added to this project.

Halle Saint Pierre
2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris, France
www.hallesaintpierre.org

 

until November 7, 2017

The Coopérative – Collection Cérès Franco gives carte blanche to Jean-Hubert Martin who has selected 280 pieces from the collection along with several others from the Daniel Cordier collection, for the exhibition L’Internationale des Visionnaires.

Featured artists include Jule Barreto, Pierre Bettencourt, Gaston Chaissac, Chichorro, Chomo, Corneille, Joël Crespin, Danielle Jacqui and Rosemarie Koczy.

La Coopérative-collection Cérès Franco
Route d'Alzonne, 11170 Montolieu, FRANCE
www.lacooperative-collectionceresfranco.com

until May 20, 2017

"La force en dedans: Raymond Reynaud et l'art singulier" features paintings and sculptures by Raymond Reynaud (1920-2007), works by his students at the Atelier du Quinconce Vert in Salon-de-Provence, and a selection of works by his contemporaries in the field of singular art, artists such as Chomo, Jaber and Danielle Jacqui.

Eglise des Freres Precheurs
Quai Marx Dormoy, 13200 Arles, France

May 18 – June 24,

An opportunity to see Ghanian movie posters from the collection of Pascal Saumade (La Pop Galerie). These original paintings on old seed bags will be exhibited at La Jetéé in Montpellier, France from May 18 until June 24.

La Jetéé
80 rue du Faubourg Figuerolles, Montpellier, France