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Art: Out of Order at Thunder-Sky

By Steve Rosen · February 23rd, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Until now, the Thunder-Sky gallery in Northside has been devoted to the work of its namesake, the late self-taught/outsider artist Raymond Thunder-Sky, whose charmingly imaginative spins on Cincinnati construction sites have brought his work national attention. Thunder-Sky presents its first show not by or about him — Out of Order, which combines the Minimalist-inspired paintings and small objects of local artist David Jarred with the more classically "outsider" work of Kevin White.

About him, Visionaries and Voices Board President Andrew Van Sickle has said: "When I first saw Kevin's work back in 2003/2004 at Essex Studios in Walnut Hills, I was really taken aback by how much it seemed to have in common with traditional outsider artists like Howard Finster and William Hawkins. I recognized right off that he was going to be one of the greats. He has a raw painterly confidence that totally made me flashback to the late 80s when outsider art began to explode with interest. His work has simplicity, but also sophistication. It's a grand-slam. And I was excited, and still am, at what Kevin's next aesthetic move might be."

The show opens with a 6-10 p.m. reception Friday. Through April 16.

Get gallery details and find nearby bars and restaurants here.�



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