Congratulations, Anthony E, Boone, Noel Donaldson, Amos White V and Rodney Jones!!! What an honor.
Anthony E. Boone and Noel Donaldson, Hosted by Shelita Birchett Benash
So great working with Amos and AFTV, again. The Artists Forum is a wonderful platform for artists in all stages of development. Anthony E. Boone and Noel Donaldson are two deeply creative visionary artists. Their interview was engaging and informational. Must See TV!
OUT OF BOUNDS: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EXHIBITION INTERVIEW WITH ARTISTS:
ANTHONY E. BOONE & NOEL DONALDSON
Excited to be working with Amos White V and AFTV again! I had the wonderful opportunity to host AFTV's Episode: 51: Out of Bounds at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network studios. Anthony E. Boone and Noel Donaldson are two deeply creative visionary artists. The interview was insightful and engaging for artists in all stages of professional development. Thank you, Amos and the MNN crew for a wonderful taping!
Please click on the title of this post for more AFTV information.
OUT OF BOUNDS: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EXHIBITION 2015
Anothai Hansen is a prolific multimedia outsider artist Living in New York City and Thailand. Her work is widely collected nationally and internationally. I was introduced to Anothai by another prolific outsider artist, curator and collector, Sue Kreitzman. Sue is an avid long-time collector and supporter of unknown and emerging artists. Thank you, Sue! I was mesmerized by Anothai's brilliant creativity and knew she had to be in the Out of Bounds exhibition. This is Anothai Hansen's very first gallery exhibition. I am so very honored to introduce Anothai Hansen to the world!
Anothai has just returned to NYC from a long holiday at home with her family in Thailand. Anothai's work has received much commentary and many questions. I am so happy that Anothai will be present for the dynamic artist panel discussion The Art of Collecting with art conservator, Leslie Guy, Director of Curatorial Services for the Philadelphia African American Museum this Saturday, March 7th. 2-5PM at Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. 914-375-5100
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Congratulations, Noel Donaldson on having your work featured in the first episode of the Artist Next Door Series!!! The Arts Council of Greater New Haven visits the home of collector and gallery owner, Beverly Kaye in Woodbridge, CT. Noel's Donald's "Children of a Lesser God" hand-painted doll is shown and discussed as a part of Kaye's collection.
I am honored to have connected with Noel Donaldson's extraordinary works. I found Noel via Sue Kreitzman, another avid outsider artist and collector. There is so much beauty in these connections. I have always loved and collected outsider art myself. Having the opportunity to share my appreciation for the aesthetics put forth by the artists in the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression exhibition is very exciting.
Please click to see the photographic carousel from the Out of Bounds opening reception.
When the opportunity to curate my first exhibition was presented to me; I set about reaching out to those artists whose works and lives I admired. I discovered Sue Kreitzman and her works through my love for outsider art. Sue's outrageous creativity captivated me. I was so curious about her. And I was compelled to reach out to her, even though she lived in London and she didn't know me from a can of paint! I wrote Sue Kreitzman a letter telling her about the exhibition I was curating and about myself. I asked Sue if she would allow me to show one or two of her beautiful kimonos or necklaces. Well, I was bowled-over when Sue Kreitzman replied to me two weeks later. Sue responded, "I'd love to do your show! I'm coming home to New York City for the holidays. I'd like to invite you to my studio; then we can talk about what will go best in the exhibition." From there, a whirlwind of creativity, art, connection and the abundant warmth of a new friendship began. Words cannot express how honored I am to have Sue Kreitzman's work in my first exhibition. I look at Sue's work and I am struck by the power of human connection. Never stop reaching out; even when the person seems so very far away. Congratulations on your great success, Sue!!!
Mis Thang is an outsider artist living in Georgia. She's retired special education teacher whose been making art full-time since the 90s. I came by Miz Thang's work via Sue Kreitzman. I was immediately taken by her sense of hilarity. I am so honored to have Miz Thang's work in the Out of Bounds exhibition.
Click on Miz Thang in the title of this post to see more of her fabulously funny works.
Multi-media artist, Calvin Brett explains the inspiration for his sculpture, "March to Elsewhere" during the opening reception for "Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression" at Blue Door Gallery.
Adrian, 17 later remarked how Calvin Brett's work, "March to Elsewhere" was his favorite work in the "Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression" exhibition. Adrian was impressed with Calvin's story behind the work, as well as the energy that went into its creation.
I am so pleased by the responses that I've gotten so far, from young people regarding their experience of the "Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression" exhibition. While Robin and I were installing the exhibition, a young man in his early 20s came into the gallery because he was drawn to the artworks. He asked if he could become involved with the gallery. Now, that's what I'm talking about. I am excited by how the art in the show speaks; how it communicates energy and ideas.
Opening day is finally here. I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I have received from family and friends and the OOB artists during the long journey toward creating this exhibition. With deep gratitude, I am happy to share the Out of Bounds exhibition catalogue with you!
You can download the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression Exhibition catalogue for free at organicartfarm.com
Tuan Hong was born in Derby, England, to parents who came as refugees from the Sino-Vietnamese war in 1980. He aims to create films that capture the beauty and cruelty of the human experience. He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.
OUT OF BOUNDS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EXHIBITION
AASB is the collective name of a group of artists based in Tokyo who have collaborated on a variety of projects, including a number of short films.
We aim to create and set free something that challenges values, sprouts ideas that provoke and spark debate, excite, and capture the beauty and the cruelty of the human experience.
No mean feat by any account, though it’s something that we must be conscious of in our best endeavours. How are we to awaken ideas in others if we are not being aware of our own actions.
Tuan Hong, The Red Seal and the ASSB Collective came to my attention via, Benjamin Beardsely, one of the actors featured in the short independent film. Ben shared the film with me. The film is beautifully shot. The story is mysterious. I discussed my thoughts with Tuan. Here is part of an exchange; Tuan said he was okay with me sharing.
Your film is poetic and the cinematography is breathtaking. I've never been to Japan. And of course, I've seen lots of movies. However, I can't say I've seen a Japanese film with the type of interiors that you showcase in your film. There is something about the mystique we may have for a foreign country vs its actual existence and movement through time.
I feel blessed to have worked with a pair of very talented cinematographers. I have them to be thankful for the beautiful images. It was one of our intentions to not make the film feel as though it was not filmed in a certain place, hence the extensive use of close ups.
I agree that there is definitely a conflict between how we perceive the known world and what it actually is. I feel that most of the art accepted by the mainstream is generally very orderly and predictable, it seems to be a retort to how the world really is, surreal, contradictory, and far weirder than we can imagine.
I feel most people are afraid of this notion and choose art that comforts them from this truth.
To initiate or join a discussion at about The Red Seal, please click on Tuan Hong's name; the title of this post.
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AT BLUE DOOR GALLERY
Siovhan and I met online through a mosaic Facebook group called "My Mosaic Friends." Until that point, I had never met a black mosaic artist. I remember how excited we were to find that we lived not far from each other. We were ecstatic to meet in person. Over the past several months, Siovhan and I have become fast friends. I appreciate Siovhan's technical approach to her materials, as well as her impeccable methods of cutting. We are so different in our philosophies regarding styles and techniques within mosaic crafting. Our differences have made our conversations about mosaic craft and design very dynamic. I am honored to have Siovhan's beautiful mosaic work in the Out of Bounds exhibition.
Click on Siovhan's name in the title of this post to visit tapestrymosaics.com.