Borderlines

Zoe Blackwell, Thelma Mathias, Gerry Snyder, Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Every Manifestation

Zoe Blackwell

Zoe Blackwell

Green-Eyed Monster,2010

Zoe Blackwell

Zoe Blackwell

Green-Eyed Monster detail

Zoe Blackwell

Zoe Blackwell

Temper

Zoe Blackwell

Zoe Blackwell

Mosquito Bites,

Zoe Blackwell

Zoe Blackwell

Siege

Zoe Blackwell

Zoe Blackwell

Vanitas

Thelma Matthias

Thelma Matthias

Sonic

Thelma Matthias

Thelma Matthias

Makin' It Purdy

Thelma Matthias

Thelma Matthias

Andre

Thelma Matthias

Thelma Matthias

La Maison de Mama

Thelma Matthias

Thelma Matthias

The Concert

Borderlines, Thelma Matthias

Borderlines, Thelma Matthias

Parachute

Thelma Matthias

Thelma Matthias

Bunny Gardener

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

Rapture complete

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 3.1

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 3.2.

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 13.3

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 4.3

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 8.3

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 3.5

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

RAPTURE 6.4

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

Study for childhood's end

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

untitled duck 1

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

untitled duck 3

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

study for intelligent design kansas 4

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

study for heaven on earth 5

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

study for intelligent design kansas 6

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder

study for intelligent design kansas 2

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

astronomo.

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Sky Earth

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Read This

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

Jerry Wellman

This exhibition explores the realm of the non-rational narrative. These works are not abstract, yet also do not fit in to the confines of an easily understandable narrative. These artists are working on a fragile border between storytelling and poetry, between rational and irrational, between didactic and incomprehensible. This art has a vernacular feel, a visual aid towards a deeper more personal understanding. Any of these artists could be seen as an Outsider, except none are. They are schooled and sophisticated, and navigate the world of contemporary art. Their choices of subject, methods of execution, and the very thoughts and pursuits that drive their artistic production are idiosyncratic. By working in this borderline borderland, the artists spark our imagination and sense of wonder with super-sensible imagery, humor, and ingenious perspectives on our world. This is art for the “folk” in all of us. Each of the artists in this exhibition dares to wear their heart on their sleeve. Their deeply personal responses to universal themes call us to question and explore ourselves to make sense of what we see and who we are.