In & Out @ Van Der Plas Gallery
In & Out featuring Kevin Wendall, Johan Wahlstrom, Istvan Kantor, Brian Dowdall, Konstantine Bokov, Pamela Rogers, Angela Rogers, Adjani Okpu-Egbe, Candyce Brokaw, and Ross Brodar
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8th, 6-8pm, 2015
On View: May 8th – June 14th, 2015
Wednesday – Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm and by appointment
Van der Plas Gallery, 156 Orchard Street, New York, NY
In & Out brings together the work of visionary and outsider artists. Art created intuitively with unstoppable passion. The expression of heightened creativity arises from unheard voices that in the past were dismissed as unimportant expressions, sadly misunderstood, cast away. This is the exploration of impulse, emotion, and suffering from the purity of the artist’s soul created in the stillness of mind.
From the true visionary art that is given to us by Brian Dowdall who senses the energy patterns of animals and interprets them to the primal need of Konstantin Bokov to create with found objects, this group of artists share a common intuitiveness exuded in the paint strokes, materials, and subject matter. Pamala Rogers and Angela Rogers use vibrant components and symbolism to transcend conventional ideas. Candyce Brokaw spills her insides out onto the page, as an endless flow of visual incantation.
Istvan “Monty Cantsin” Kantor and Adjani Okpu-Egbe document the painful expressions derived from their own suffering using materials as metaphor. Johan Wahlstrom’s graphic neoexpressionist narratives handle the universality of emotions, the shared feelings of us all. Kevin Wendall, the artist known as FA-Q, releases through his process of expressing. Addiction and inner demons narrate his art’s rough expression of emotion. The bold and brash art of Ross Brodar speaks to the turmoil the human spirit feels during periods of uncertainty without fear or apologies.
Van der Plas Gallery shares this vision, a pure vision by these 10 artists to bring together the whole spectrum of life, a wheel that is always turning through suffering and celebration: In & Out.