The Importance of Folk Art

I have just started researching for my next PhD assignment, which will look at the ways the media has reviewed exhibitions of outsider art over the past fifteen years. Whilst working my way through back catalogues of exhibition reviews, I came across Jonathan Jones’ review of the 2014 British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain … Continue reading The Importance of Folk Art

The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’

My previous PhD research-inspired post, ‘The Cycle of Cultural Consumption’, focused mainly on what sort of culture audiences ‘consume’ and why. It looked at Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, and how our social and educational background is the biggest influencing factor when it comes to the culture that is available – and interesting – to … Continue reading The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’

Clayton Landry: Animals and Inventions

This is the final installment in a series of posts introducing American artist Clayton Landry*. In this post, collector and supporter of Landry's work, George Lawrence, will focus on Landry's depictions of animals and inventions.  Landry and animals Kate Davey: Landry’s representations of animals are also very interesting. They are almost text-book diagrams of a … Continue reading Clayton Landry: Animals and Inventions