outsider art

New York City once again hosts the wonderful Outsider Art Fair, starting today and running through January 24, 2016 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street. Disinformation was invited to the preview…

Artist Paul Laffoley is kicking off 2013 with a show at New York’s Kent Gallery before heading to London’s Hayward Gallery and The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Once labeled as an “outsider artist,” Laffoley is achieving the kind of recognition that many “mainstream” artists (whatever they are) can only dream of. We paid tribute to him in our classic TV series over a decade ago:

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Artist Brandon McConnell creates some pretty stupendous outer space images with a few cans of spray paint, some pages ripped from a magazine, a blow torch and a handful of other tools you’d find at a local hardware store.
The finished paintings are reminiscent of the covers of sci-fi paperbacks from the 1950. Nice stuff, and with a little bit of practice you could probably do the same.