Outsider Perspectives: Self-Taught Art from the Mattatuck Collection

Munger Gallery

Outsider Perspectives showcases a recent gift of American Outsider Art to the Mattatuck Museum. Produced by self-taught artists who have no formal training or concern for the conventions of the art world, Outsider Art provides a glimpse into artistic production that is little concerned with external opinions. Employing ready-at-hand materials and often deeply personal imagery, the approximately 30 works in this exhibition explore the power of art as a means of self-expression and as a way to process the world.

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Image Credits:

Tommy Cheng (American, b. 1957) The Rosenbergs, 1996. Acrylic on wood. Gift of Benjamin Ortiz and Victor Torchia, Jr., 2023, 2024.9.16

Ken Grimes (American, b. 1947) Childhood’s End, c. 1985. Acrylic on canvas board. Gift of Benjamin Ortiz and Victro Torchia Jr., 2023, 2024.9.22

Miz Thang (Deb Garner) (American, b. 1956) The Kings Caddy Elvis Presley (#2860), no date. Enamel on wood. Gift of Benjamin Oritz and Victor Torchia Jr., 2023, 2024.9.27