Parallel Starts: Outsider Art Inside Collections
Date(s): August 6, 2010 thru October 17, 2010
Essentially, outsider art is the art that derives from the creative instinct, which is inherent in human beings that are entirely independent of any of the conventions of traditional art history. In these works, subject matter, method, and technique are subsumed in the intrinsic impulse to create. They are genuinely original, the first and only ones of their kind.
óNorman Geske, Sheldon Director Emeritus, Exhibition Curator
Parallel Starts: Outsider Art Inside Collections looks at the challenge of defining outsider art and how the inclusion of outsider art in museum collections blurs the boundaries between the two worlds. The exhibition is drawn mainly from the Sheldon Museum of Artís permanent collection and a selection of works by local artist Jeffrey Randall.