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.
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