Self-Taught Genius Gallery Queens, New York – In 2017, the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan opened an offshoot space for the exhibition of artworks from the museum’s vast collection of some 8,000 items. Entitled the Self-Taught Genius Gallery, visitors to this Long Island City space will find folk artworks made by extraordinary self-taught (also referred to as “outsider” or “Naïve”) artists over the last 300-odd years.
Ember Wednesday in Lent Roman Station Church: The Basilica of St. Mary Major @ Barnhardt
Winnemucca Lake – Nixon, Nevada Using the test information, the carvings were estimated to have been made somewhere between 14,800 and 13,200 years ago or between 11,300 and 10,500 years ago, as those are the periods when the water levels were low. The latter date range is most likely, as it correlates with other archaeological finds in the area. Regardless of which date range the petroglyphs were made in, they’re currently the oldest known carvings in North America.
“We no longer have time for the good, the beautiful, or whether or not something is true. We have only time for conversation.” — John Cage
It is a commonplace that the overwhelming mass of our contemporary art that is “exhibited” has devolved into mere “exhibitionism.” Vapid, disposable, and preening the works are doomed to be buried in the gaping garbage pits of marketing-driven museums, and crapulous galleries that hold most contemporary American and European art. Still, great souls persist among us, and great art, though it is often obscured by poseurs and perverts and pallid imitators of all stripes, can still emerge when talent and skill are wedded to inspiration and belief. . . .