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DLG Dialogue: Outsider Artists

David Lusk Gallery - Nashville is pleased to present the ninth installment of DiaLoGue, a series of art related conversations led by guests speakers and a curious audience. Join us on Wednesday 21 June from 6-7pm for an open forum discussion led by Nashville collectors Dan Cleary and Kevin Gordon.

This month's discussion is in conjunction with our current exhibition of self-taught artists, guest curated by John Jerit. The show, titled Outsider Artists: Bridging Communities, brings together the work of fourteen renowned outsider artists who have been collected by major museums across the country. Each work in the show offers a unique perspective of the artist's specific background and culture. 

Nashville resident Dan Cleary has been collecting contemporary Folk Art since 1996 and has amassed a high quality collection focused on visionary artists including Howard Finster, Clementine Hunter, J.B. Murray, Mary T. Smith, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Leroy Almon Yoder, Donald Pass, Herbert Singleton, the Mata Ortiz potters, and many more. Art from his collection has been shown in many exhibitions throughout the country and been featured in many catalogues and magazine articles. Cleary enjoys collecting art as a kind of treasure hunt born of an insatiable curiosity to experience, observe and live amongst examples of creative expression that speak to him. 

Louisiana native and 20-year East Nashville resident, Kevin Gordon is a touring recording artist and songwriter. His work has recieved rave reviews in The New York Times, USA Today, Rolling Stone and many more. In additon to his musical career Gordon owns Gordon Gallery, an outgrowth of his passion for collecting and studying contemporary self-taught art. He says, "I found this work, with its immediacy, inventiveness, and singular power, being made outside of an academy or career track, to be a source of renewal and revelation..."

Earlier Event: June 3
Later Event: July 1