Dan Miller & Judith Scott at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

PURPLE STATES
Curated by Sam Gordon

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York 

June 27 – August 16, 2014

PURPLE STATES continues the investigation of the space between “insider” and “outsider” within a unique installation. PURPLE STATES is a term for states that are neither red nor blue and have begun to merge.

Including: Adolf Wölfli & Raymond Pettibon, Agatha Wojciechowsky & Brian Adam Douglas, Andrea Joyce Heimer & John Lurie, Anonymous Boro & Cheryl Donegan, Brent Green & William Kentridge, Dan Miller & Scott Reeder, Emery Blagdon & Steve DiBenedetto, Forrest Bess & Tony Cox, Gee’s Bend & Sabrina Gschwandtner, Guo Fengyi & Lorenzo De Los Angeles, Henry Darger & Paul Chan, Howard Finster & Elisabeth Kley, James Castle & Chuck Webster, Judith Scott & Josh Blackwell, Katherine Bernhardt/Youssef Jdia & The Magic Flying Carpets, Korwa & Brion Gysin, Lonnie Holley & Lizzi Bougatsos, Mario del Curto/Richard Greaves & Beverly Buchanan, Morton Bartlett & Gina Beavers, Sister Corita & John Giorno, Susan Te Kahurangi King & Peter Saul, Tantra & Richard Tuttle, Thornton Dial & Lucky DeBellevue, William Copley & Brian Belott

LISTEN TO THE ZEITGEIST & THE EXISTING CONNECTIONS & SEE THE RIGHTEOUS NETWORKS IN EXISTENCE & VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF PULLING FROM THE PERIMETER TO THE CENTER & ART BRUT & DANCE & POETRY & TEXTILES & CERAMICS & PAIRINGS & PARTNERS & COUPLINGS & COLLABORATIONS & JUXTAPOSITIONS & MOVING BEYOND LOOK-ALIKE COMPARISONS IN MANY VARIATIONS & CONCURRENT PRACTICES TAPPED FROM SAME CHRONOLOGICAL COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS & DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES DRAWING FROM THE SAME WELL & LITERALLY COMING TOGETHER TO CREATE NEW LIFE OR A PAINTING OR A RECORDING OR A SITUATION & HUSBAND & WIFE & HUSBAND & HUSBAND & WIFE & WIFE & VISIONARY TEXTS & INTERNET MANIFESTOS & SHAKERS & QUAKERS & VALERIE SOLANAS & TED KACZYNSKI & GEORGE BUSH PAINTING & SANDY DESTROYED SISTER CORITAS & TOP OR BOTTOM & IN BETWEEN & SIDE BY SIDE & A CORE SAMPLE OR A CROSS SECTION & A RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES FROM THE FIGURATIVE TO THE ABSTRACT & BACK AGAIN & SAMPLING OF A RELATIONSHIP THAT INFORMS BOTH WAYS & RECENTLY IN THE AIR LIKE WHEN THE STARS BEGIN TO FALL (THOMAS LAX) & MINGEI: ARE YOU HERE? (NICOLAS TREMBLEY) & MACHO MAN, TELL IT TO MY HEART (JULIE AULT) & WHEN HUDSON HAD A HAND IN PARALLEL VISIONS TOO YEARS AGO & JANE KALLIR NOT SURE WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR BUT KNEW IT WHEN THEY SAW IT & JEAN DUBEFFET & ANDRE BRETON & PARIS IS BURNING & HANS PRINZHORN & LEE GODIE SELLING HER WARES ON THE STEPS OF THE ART INSTITUTE & RAY JOHNSON AS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN INSIDE & OUT & LAST CALL FOR ECCENTRIC RECLUSES & ELABORATE FANTASY WORLDS & WESLEY WILLIS HEADBUTTS & UPSIDE DOWN & INSIDE OUT (EXCERPT)

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(text courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York)