From folk art environments to homes, artists blur the lines and push the boundaries of how we define art. Establishing the opposing categories of !inside' and !outside' allows an opportunity to bring together artists who prove how obsolete these often pre-determined categories are. More specifically, Inside/Outside: Artist Environments explores the artist environment builders who generally transform their homes, yards, or other aspects of their personal surroundings into multifaceted works of art that embody and express the locale--time, era, place--in which each of them lived and worked. The artists' locales, histories, ways of learning and reasons for art-making are widely varied, though they share in having a powerful connection to home-as-art-environment; each expresses the ineffable qualities of place according to the individual's understandings and insights.
Added by Upcoming Robot on February 15, 2009