Band of Outsiders
There are two stories, one might say, being told at the American Folk Art Museum’s current show “Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler.” The first and more clear-cut is that the exhibition gives us a chance to see what must be one of the most discerning and wide-ranging collections of self-taught, or outsider, art in this country. There are top-notch works here by artists of varying degrees of recognition, many of whom were active in the middle and later years of the last century. The second and somewhat buried story in “Memory Palaces” revolves around the nature of the artists we are seeing. They come from notably different places, both geographically and in the kind of work they make.
Book / 9780847859023 / Valérie Rousseau, Visko Hatfield, Anne-Imelda Radice, Jane Kallir / / 1 / ..:::