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Art by
Outsider, Visionary, Art Singulier + Intuitive Artists

: 631- 591-2401

Sites, 651 West Main Street (Route 25), Riverhead, New York 11901

Date: December 1, 2007 through February 17, 2008

Gallery Hours: Thursday
Sunday, 12-5 PM.

For group tour information
and additional hours call 631-591-2401


The artists featured in this exhibit include:  
Donna Balma / Jim Bloom / Ross Brodar/ Candyce Brokaw/ Paul Gasoi / Giovanni Gelardi /Anne Grgich/ Danielle Jacqui / John Levien / 
Peter Marbury / Mark May/Dominic Montiglio/Ody Saban/ 
Gerard Sendrey / Alison Silva / Cynthia Torroll / Uncle Frank Verni

Nothing is Black
+ White implies nothing is straight forward especially Outsider, Visionary,
Art Singulier + Intuitive Art. The terms describe
paintings, drawings and sculpture by artists, usually,
but not exclusively, self-taught, that are close to Art Brut, both in
appearance and directness of expression. These are the artists ‘on the
margins’, that grey area of definition that lies between Outsider Art and
normal mainstream art,
with a passionate and compulsive need to create
their particular art.. While these artists create emotional and visionary work,
often associated with an introverted life, many of these artists have started
organizations to empower others with similar interests and experiences, documented
other artists careers, or worked with the disabled. This exhibit hopes to let
the artists present themselves directly, with their emotive shades of gray.

The works of a
combination of internationally recognized and new cutting edge artists will be
displayed. Frank Verni s work has not been shown before. George Maul of New
Suffolk rescued his uncle s unique creations from the trash after his death.
Constructed of paints and elmers glue, they have a translucent bubbly texture
with a fascination for faces. (A fuller statement by Mr. Maul is attached.)
John Levien of Cutchogue will show his three-dimensional, complex collages.
Peter Marbury of East Moriches will display small sculptures and Candyce Brokaw
will exhibit her linear drawings and assemblages. Through connections made by
the Survivor s Art Foundation, which Candyce Brokaw founded, work is being sent
from as far away as France and British Columbia. Many have been published and
are represented in major collections, such as the American Visionary Art Museum
in Baltimore or the Folk Art Museum, NY. Works range from the small, delightful
sculptures of Mark May, who teaches the disabled, to large ink drawings by Ody

exhibition is in collaboration with Survivors Art Foundation, a portion of the
proceeds of the event will benefit the organization. * Dedicated to encourage
healing through the arts, Survivors Art Foundation is a 501(C) (3) non-profit
organization committed to empowering trauma survivors with expressive outlets
via internet art gallery, outreach programs, national exhibitions, and
publications. Its goals are to provide entertainment, education, and exposure
to the arts, endeavoring to raise public awareness through the arts,
eradicating abuse and creating an atmosphere of acceptance for survivors with