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Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY

until April 20, 2019

In group exhibition "We Shall Make America Wonder", Andrew Edlin Gallery presents the art of Joe Coleman, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Henry Darger and Duke Riley; four visionary artists whose worlds are built up with a richness of minutiae.

Andrew Edlin Gallery
212 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

From Andrew Edlin Gallery's Press Release:

Andrew Edlin Gallery is proud to present « We Shall Make America Wonder, » a group exhibition featuring the art of Joe Coleman, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Henry Darger and Duke Riley.

These four visionaries are each eminent cartographers of latent lands, where the unimaginable is fully imagined and otherness is not only recognizable but relatable. Their worlds apart are built up with a richness of minutiae, an internal logic that allows the irrational to ring true.
For some of these artists God is in the details, for others it is likely the devil. Collectively, we can see them as embroiderers of some quilt-like map of all the madness, superstition, faith, desire and dread festering within the American psyche.

—Carlo McCormick

Joe Coleman (b.1955) is a New York-based artist best known for his highly colorful and intricate illustrations and paintings, which often take fringe historical figures and fallen pop cultural icons as their subjects. Wearing jeweler lenses and using single-hair brushes to cover every micron of every surface, the artist typically spends several months to several years on one painting. The dense referencing and idiosyncratic complexity present in the works have drawn comparisons to the Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, while his use of color and collage-like effects indicate his background as a comic book artist. His work has been exhibited in major institutions across the globe, including the American Folk Art Museum, Palais de Toyko, Paris, the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the Barbican Centre in London, Tilton Gallery and Dickinson Gallery in New York.

A self-appointed “artist, healer, and man,” Felipe Jesus Consalvos (1891-1960) worked for much of his life as a cigar roller, elevating the vernacular tradition of cigar band collage to a sophisticated practice. The Havana-born artist immigrated to Miami around 1920, eventually settling in New York and then Philadelphia. His obsessive body of work—over 750 surviving collages on paper, found photographs, musical instruments, furniture, and other unexpected surfaces—was discovered in 1980 at a West Philadelphia garage sale. Described by art critic Roberta Smith as a “self-starting modernist,” his collages share the biting socio-political satire and absurdist impulse of Dadaists and Surrealist works. His work can be found in numerous collections, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Museum of Everything, London. 

Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a reclusive hospital janitor and dishwasher who led a secret life as a prolific visual artist and epic novelist. His vast collection of creative works was discovered in 1972 when his two-room apartment in Chicago was cleared out shortly before he died. Over some 350 watercolor, pencil, collage and carbon-traced drawings, as well as seven typewritten hand-bound books, thousands of bundled sheets of typewritten text, and numerous journals, ledgers and scrapbooks were discovered. His works are in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Collection de L’Art Brut, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., among others. 

Duke Riley (b.1972) received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Pratt Institute. He is fascinated by maritime history and interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His vast and diverse body of work includes environmental extravaganzas such as “Fly By Night,” where he released hundreds of homing pigeons affixed with LED lights lighting up the night sky in New York (2016) and London (2018). He also fabricates his own monumentally sized sheets of paper which he covers in ink with epic scenes and characters. His work can be found in numerous institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Queens Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

CGP London, Bethlem Gallery and Outside In, London

March 20 – April 28, 2019

"Realm" is an experimental residency-based commission between three London based artists. Hazel Brill is a visual artist based in Southwark invited by CGP London; Richard Downes is an activist, poet and photographer who was selected following a call out by Outside In; and Mr X, an accomplished artist-maker, was selected by Bethlem Gallery. The artists will develop a new collective body of work that will manifest at CGP London as an immersive multi-media installation.

CGP London
The Gallery, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA, UK


March 22 – April 20, 2019

"Ode to Dolly" is an in-depth look at the artwork of Laura Craig McNellis (b. 1957), who was born with severe mental disability and autism, and has always remained nonverbal. The exhibition includes some of her earliest creations on folded sheets of newsprint to her more recent tempera paintings depicting clothing with abstract patterning and motifs on cut, shaped paper.

179 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002

NIAD Art Center, Richmond CA

until March 28, 2019

"Books, Man", organised by Mike Monteiro, presents a variety of artist books. Parallel shows are "Recent works from Sara Malpass"; "Igual Que Yo/Same As Me: Kate Geng"; and "Record Revival: Christian Vassell".

NIAD Art Center
551 23rd Street, Richmond CA 94804

Susan Te Kahurangi King at Intuit, Chicago

until August 4, 2019

"Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018" presents a survey of the New Zealand-based artist's work. The exhibition includes drawings that span her output from her early colourful mashups of Donald Duck and cartoon imagery to her detailed graphite abstractions to her most recent gouache brush work.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

From Intuit's website:

Organized by Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018 presents a survey of the living, New Zealand-based artist’s work. This major exhibition brings together more than 60 of her drawings, along with memorabilia from the personal archive of her sister, Petita Cole. The exhibition includes drawings that span her output from her early colorful mashups of Donald Duck and cartoon imagery to her detailed graphite abstractions to her most recent gouache brush work created during a summer residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, N.Y. The exhibition will be the first major presentation of King’s work at Intuit and the first museum exhibition to include personal objects collected by her family.  

Born in Te Aroha, New Zealand, in 1951, Susan Te Kahurangi King began making art as a young child. Her use of verbal language was well in decline by the age of 5, and she stopped speaking entirely by age 8. In 1960, Susan’s family moved to Auckland, so she could attend a special school. King continued to make drawings until the early 1990s, when she quit unexpectedly for around 15 years.  

She resumed her artistic practice in 2008 and within a year of her comeback, had her first solo exhibition, in Australia. Since then, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with major solo exhibitions in New Zealand, United States and Europe. The 2016-18 Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) was established to further study her work, which continues to garner public attention through gallery and museum exhibitions, including the recent Vestiges and Verse (AFAM, 2018). Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Chartwell Collection (Auckland) and the Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand. King resides in Hamilton, New Zealand, and continues to make art. 

King’s intimate drawings (graphite, colored pencil, crayon and ink) reference imagery drawn from everyday life but reinterpreted: not literal depictions of her daily life but inspirations gleaned from her surroundings, thoughts, understandings and experiences. Figures such as Donald Duck and the Fanta clown appear prolifically in certain eras of her work, as do curvilinear forms and piled-on landscapes of imagery derived from human forms and popular culture.  

Over the past decade or so, Cole has been working on what has now come to be known as “The Petita Cole Collection”: items collected that relate to the life and works of her sister, Susan Te Kahurangi King. This collection includes not only written and photographic material but a wide range of objects and items. 

King’s drawings combined with Cole’s personal archive help frame and offer insight into the unknown narrative of Susan’s work by providing and suggesting connections, placing her in the context of a larger, connected world of shared visual imagery.  

Through its Henry Darger Room Collection and archives, Intuit has long recognized the important role artistic source materials and the studio/living space play in adding depth to the understanding of artists and their work. With its exhibitions, including Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018, Intuit seeks to provoke dialogue about artistic, cultural and social issues of our time while bringing to light work by under-recognized contemporary and historical self-taught artists. 

Gallery Incurve at Art Fair Tokyo

March 8–10, 2019

Gallery Incurve will participate again at this year's Art Fair Tokyo (Booth No. G19 at Hall E, B2F of Tokyo International Forum). Exhibiting artists are Taro Sato, Kazuyuki Tsukamoto, Tomoyuki Shinki, Katsuhiro Terao, Ryosuke Terai, and Ryoji Nishikawa.


Galerie Atelier Herenplaats in London

March 15–30, 2019

As part of celebration of the 100th issue of Raw Vision, Galerie Atelier Herenplaats will hold an exhibition at private members' club Vout O Reenee's in conjunction with Raw Vision's film night. Works by five internationally renowned artists from Rotterdam will be displayed: Minke de Fonkert, Jeroen Pomp, Livia Dencher, Paulus de Groot and Edward Teeuw.

Vout O Reenee's
The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, London E1 8BB


Galerie Gugging, Maria Gugging

until May 5, 2019

Gallery Gugging begins 2019 with a special exhibition: “postcards - the small format” shows how Gugging artists started to make art, with works in the format of a postcard. Works by 26 artists are shown, giving an overview of 50 years of artistic creation at Gugging. The display ranges from very early works, such as a sheet by Rudolf Limberger ("Max") created in 1965, to works by Heinrich Reisenbauer created in 2018. Rarities by unknown artists like Josef Binner, Alois Fischbach and Karoline Rosskopf are shown together with works by Oswald Tschirtner, August Walla, Günther Schützenhöfer, Helmut Hladisch, Jürgen Tauscher and many more.

gallery gugging – nina katschnig
Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging, Austria

Art et Marges, Brussels

until June 9, 2019

Art et Marges Musée takes visitors through the cosmic labyrinths of Belgian artist self-taught Serge Delaunay and French self-taught André Robillard in "Intergalactic Encounters".

Art et Marges Musée
Rue Haute 314, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Guo Fengyi in Brussels

until March 9, 2019

Gladstone Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Guo Fengyi. This show explores the three major bodies of work that Guo created during her lifetime, and demonstrates the breadth and complexity of her ever-explorative practice and long-lasting impact on contemporary Chinese art.

Gladstone Gallery
12 Rue du Grand Cerf, Brussels, Belgium 1000