Inside the Outside/Paintings by Three Outsider Artists: Jay Dickens, Arnold Nelson, & Floyd Nelson
Opening Reception: November 2, 5-7pm
Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 20, 2009
These three outsider artists from New Mexico share some unusual common bonds in their personal lives and histories as well as in their dedicated and disciplined approach to their art. All have lived a life with developmental disabilities, all have experienced a length of time confined to an institution, and all have come into their own individual artistic path later in life. Like many Outsider Artists, Jay Dickens, Arnold Nelson, and Floyd Nelson have developed artistically without any preconceived notions or limitations regarding art. They also have not received formal art instruction. Collectively, their work illustrates the triumph and strength of the human spirit.