Happy New Year! January 2017 is an exciting time for kdoutsiderart.com, as it marks 5 years since the very very first blog post! To mark this occasion, there will be two exciting things happening over the next couple of months. Before I go into these, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists who have shared their work on the blog throughout the past 5 years, and a big thanks also goes to all of you readers – you’ve all given me reason to carry on writing when I felt I was sending stuff out into the abyss!
To thank you all, and to celebrate five years, I wanted to produce something physical in addition to something that is accessible from all over the world. For this reason, there will be two different exhibitions happening over the next couple of months. The first is a physical exhibition in Brighton, UK, showcasing the work of Scottish artist Steve Murison, and the second is an online exhibition featuring work by many of the artists who have appeared on this blog over the past five years.
Jazz Up Your Lizard: an exhibition of work by Steve Murison
Gallery Lock In, Brighton, United Kingdom
1st – 5th February 2017
I am so pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of work by Scottish artist Steve Murison in collaboration with Gallery Lock In, Brighton (UK) in early February to mark the 5 year anniversary of the blog.
I have been a big fan of Steve’s work ever since I first saw it at Creative Future’s Impact Art Fair in 2013. Since then, I have featured Steve’s work on kdoutsiderart, and have a steadily growing collection of it at home. Steve’s work is vibrant, somewhat naive in form, but incredibly deep in content. His characters take the form of animals – real and fantastical, and his pieces are tagged with comical but relatable titles.
The exhibition opens on 1st February 2017, 7 – 9pm.
It continues from 2nd – 5th February, 1 – 7pm daily.
Gallery Lock In
Little Western Street
kdoutsiderart: 5 years
Opens 1st January 2017
I am equally as pleased to announce the launch of a new online exhibition to mark the anniversary. ‘kdoutsiderart: 5 Years’ will feature work by many of the artists who have had artists’ showcases on the blog since its inception. I asked each artist to send an image of their work to be included in the online display as thank you for sharing their work at some point over the past 5 years.
The exhibition is incredibly diverse, including mixed media pieces, paintings, drawings, computer-generated art and sculpture.