THIS WEEK IN OUTSIDER ART
“It takes nerve to walk down the street when you fall between the cracks.” ― Nan Goldin
It’s always an exciting day when Esteban Whiteside drops new artwork in the #FolkArtwork Collective shop. Peep these new original drawings by the self-taught artist Esteban Whiteside, who just recently opened the solo show “Think Tank” at Nomu Nomu in Baltimore.
Having always been inspired by outspoken artists, after seeing the death of Michael Brown, he felt he could no longer create work that didn’t address social issues, and began developing an artist narrative stemming from circumstances affecting the Black community.
The rawness and realness of these works are what first attracted me to Esteban’s work, and I’m always impressed to see where he continues to push his work and what he comes up with next.
> ESTEBAN WHITESIDE is a self-taught painter whose work is based on the intersectionality of street art and politics. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, he began painting as an act of love, which then led to him dedicating more time and research into painting, with an interest in abstraction.
- 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
- 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
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
- Welcome to the FolkArtwork Collective Reneesha Mccoy
- Welcome to the FolkArtwork Collective Jordan Sullivan!
- Must-see Sculptures by James “Son Ford” Thomas
- New Works By Esteban Whiteside in the FolkArtwork Collective Shop!
- Outsider Art Fair 2023: All The Highlights, Photos + Videos and More!
- WATCH: THE ANGEL THAT STANDS BY ME: Minnie Evans’ Paintings
- The Greatest List of All-Time for Must-Watch Documentaries on Outsider Artists
- Art Environments in the Midwest: Photos, Videos, Info, and more!
- Looking for a good book on Outsider Art? Look no further!
- Change Makers: Stories that Inspire: Life & Work with Adam Oestreich
- Introducing The FolkArtwork Collective
And check out original artwork for sale at the FolkArtwork Collective
Thank you <3