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THE POWER OF COLOR: ARTISTS SHARE INSIGHTS & OBSERVATIONS
Keeping the flame of our discussion of color burning: Following up last month’s in-depth examination of the character and expressive power of color, glorious color, we round up several artists’ thoughts about the hues and shades that mean the most to them — and why. Coming soon.
LONDON’S PAGEANT OF GOLD: ALTERNATIVE MISS WORLD
Alternative Miss World, a “celebration of transformation, creativity and beauty that goes beyond gender, age, race and sexuality,” explodes with fabulousness. Cathy Ward, brutjournal’s London-based artist-correspondent, who attended this year’s event, offers a photo-filled report.
REMEMBERING ROGER CARDINAL, CHAMPION OF OUTSIDER ART
In England, a recent exhibition and its informative, accompanying book paid tribute to the British art historian who, in the early 1970s, coined the term “outsider art” and devoted his career to researching and promoting the creations of unique, visionary self-taught artists. Coming soon.
PHILLIP MARCH JONES: POLAROID MEMORIES OF ROADSIDE SHRINES
Phillip March Jones, a Kentucky-born curator and the founder of March Gallery, in New York, has traveled extensively throughout the southern U.S.A. A few years ago, during many road trips, he shot Polaroid photos of makeshift shrines that had been erected to mark the places along highways and country lanes where automobile accidents had taken place, and travelers had died. Here, a portfolio of images from his book Points of Departure.
PHOTO PORTFOLIO: SHADOW WORLD
CHASING THE FINE LINE OF KURT J. HAAS
Coming soon: A visit with the artist Kurt J. Haas at his home in Zürich, and a look at his new, small-format drawings.
NEW VISUAL ESSAY FROM STEPHEN ELLCOCK: THE COSMIC DANCE
The image-essayist Stephen Ellcock is back with a new book, The Cosmic Dance (Phaidon), offering a bounty of drawings, paintings, maps, diagrams that try to make sense, as does the author, of chaos and order, from subatomic particles to the vastness of outer space. See our review, coming soon.
VIEW THE FILM, FREE OF CHARGE: “VALTON TYLER: FLESH IS FICTION”
The self-taught artist Valton Tyler (1944-2017) lived and worked in Dallas, Texas, and its environs. He created remarkable works — oil paintings, ink drawings on paper, complex etchings — that remain hard to classify according to existing style or genre labels. In 2017, Edward M. Gómez (brutjournal’s founder) and cinematographer Chris Shields made the first-ever film about Tyler’s life and art, which the artist saw before he died. This 42-minute-long film will reside permanently here, on the magazine’s website. It may be viewed in its entirety, free of charge. Watch it and get to know the bright, bizarre world of a techno-baroque visionary. Free access to the article and the film.