THIS WEEK IN OUTSIDER ART
“We need pure and absolute images
that reflect our civilizations as a whole,
and our deep inner voices.”
― Werner Herzog
Daniel Johnston is one of my favorite artists of all-time. Maybe it’s because I lived in Austin, Texas a place he once called home. Maybe it’s because one of my favorite art professors in college showed me an excellent documentary on him ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’.
It doesn’t really matter. Someone who Kurt Cobain described as the best songwriter of all time and who left behind thousands of the rawest and most humorous, vibrant drawings and paintings behind when he passed away a few years ago doesn’t really need to be explained. A lovely person who suffered tremendously from mental illness and created their own world as an escape, Daniel Johnston is once again getting a well deserved retrospective. This time with his sister Marjory.
Thanks to Redbud Arts Center in Houston, Texas, a collaboration of art between the two siblings will be on display until the end of the month. “Don’t be Scared” by Daniel and Marjory Johnston is a celebration of self-therapy, love, and the battle for good over evil.
- Ricco/Maresca Gallery: Bill Traylor: Plain Sight // Apr 27 – June 03
- Andrew Edlin Gallery: Beverly Buchanan: Northern Walls and Southern Yards // Mar 25 – May 13
- Cavin-Morris Gallery: Edgewalkers: Sacred And Profane // Apr 06 – May 27
- Project Onward: Fault Lines // Apr 21 – May 12
- Hanna Pietri Gallery presents Maurice Sullins // Online
- Intuit Art Center: Hand Drawn Circle: Arts of Life Studio Past and Present // Mar 23 – May 21
- Museum of International Folk Art: Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan + Fashioning Identities: A Companion to Dressing with Purpose and more! // Now Open
- SAGE Studio: Label Makers // Apr 15 – May 20
- Webb Gallery Waxahachie: RV LIVIN’ + Webb’s Fair & Square in Fort Davis: Turquoise Show (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Redbud Arts Center: Don’t Be Scared: Daniel and Marjory Johnston // May 06 – May 27
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