IAN PYPER’S ART OF RELENTLESS COMMUNICATION

A majority of the interviews/articles/reviews re: Ian Pyper make a point to state that Mr. Pyper is a tad on the laconic side. I have been in communiqué with the artist on numerous occasions and have never found him wanting for dialogue. No, he doesn’t ramble as much as I do, but then why does he need to? Ian Pyper’s  quite prolific art speaks for him and that art is one of relentless communication. In this , Ian is a kindred spirit in the realm of outsider art, brut , visionary ,  fringe , primitive, or whatever term one wishes … Continue reading IAN PYPER’S ART OF RELENTLESS COMMUNICATION

WHEN SILENCE BECOMES SINGING

From: Keith Banner, Butler County Board of MR/DD Date: January 22, 2002 The Middletown Fine Arts Center, The Art Thing Project, & Empowered People with Disabilities present… When Silence Becomes Singing …an art exhibit of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and words by Antonio Adams, Kendra Bayer, Richard Brown, Cheryl Conley, Dan Dagenbach, Jarel Galloway, Stevie Grueter, Patty Kempf, Pam Myrick, Paul Rowland, Eric Ryan, Rose Sattler, Gregory Soellner Jr., Raymond Thunder-Sky, Kevin White, and many others. It opens March 22, 2002 at the Middletown Fine Arts Center in Middletown, Ohio, with a reception from 6 to 8 PM. The Middletown Fine … Continue reading WHEN SILENCE BECOMES SINGING

ALLISM: PLUNGING INTO THE ABYSS OF JAN SCOTT BOYER

A stroll down East 10th Street  in the 1990s was never a casual experience. Arrests, drug deals done in public view, hookers, tattoo parlors and random gunshots were the norm. In the center of all this was a small hidden art gallery called “Utrillo’s Art.” In the window  of Utrillo’s Art one frequently saw small, pop art paintings of kitty cats, or a friendly landscape, which did not prepare you at all for what you found inside and that was usually the many works of Jan Scott Boyer. Boyer himself was a frequent patron of the gallery. He rarely spoke … Continue reading ALLISM: PLUNGING INTO THE ABYSS OF JAN SCOTT BOYER