January 21 – 24, 2016
Metropolitan Pavillion, New York
The Good Luck Gallery, which opened its doors in March 2013 and has quickly established itself as a major presence for visionary art in California, is looking forward to exhibiting again at New York’s Outsider Art Fair, and showcasing the work of five remarkable artists.
Helen Rae uses fashion advertisements as a point of departure for otherworldly journeys into the subconscious. Her drawings hold up a shattered mirror to the source material and exude a strange power and sense of menace.
Art Moura creates tangled, fetish-like figures from scavenged material. Sometimes nightmarish, sometimes whimsical – often both – they writhe, coil and stretch into abstraction like three-dimensional corollaries to a Bosch painting.
Noah Erenberg is an artist who works within the spectrum of autism; his irrepressible creations in a variety of mediums veer from the wildly expressionistic to the subtly impressionistic and reflect his surroundings on the California coast.
Andrew Frieder’s depictions of serpents, phantoms and hybrid beasts – often scrawled upon with text and frequently pierced, glued and otherwise driven into aesthetic submission – evince an uncanny combination of the visceral and the meticulous, and carry a highly-charged psychological weight.
The only Non-Californian in this group – and the only artist not to have had a solo show at the gallery – is Willard Hill, who makes tiny, intricate sculptures from toothpicks, cotton balls and snippets of his wife’s wigs, among other things; these miniaturist creations – often inspired by his favorite pastime of fishing – possess a singular charm. Until recently, Willard only sold his sculptures to locals and never expected his work to be seen beyond his porch in Manchester, Tennessee. As he says, “I make art just to make.”
The works of these outstanding self-taught artists will be occupying a large booth at the Outsider Art Fair’s new location at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Jan 21-24th. www.outsiderartfair.com