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Barbara Archer Gallery presents ALL FOLK, an exhibition showcasing works by self-taught artists including Nellie Mae Rowe, Mose Tolliver, Leroy Almon, George Andrews, James Harold Jennings, Sarah Mary Taylor, Henry Speller, Eddy Mumma, J.B. Murry, Jimmy Sudduth, David Butler, Robert Lindsay Walker, Captain William Jordan and various anonymous artists.

Over twenty-five years have passed since the explosion of interest in contemporary folk art, leaving us now with a plethora of faux folk art, and a shortage of significant work by the early, authentic creators in this field of art.

The work of the highly recognized and widely exhibited artists featured in ALL FOLK represents creative expression in its most direct and uninhibited form. Not only are the works unique and original but the ingenuity, wit and reverence of their creators has developed in small communities across the American South, often outside the influence of art movements or academic circles. Barbara Archer Gallery is pleased to present works by master self-taught artists in ALL FOLK.


R.A. Miller
Red Devil

53 3/4" x 20" x 7"
acrylic on wood
$450
Leroy Almon
Seven Sense's (sic),
1994
24" x 11"
wood bas-relief, polychromed
SOLD
Georgia Blizzard
Snail Mug

4" x 5" x 5"
clay
SOLD
     
Georgia Blizzard
Lizard Mug

4" x 6" x 5"
clay
SOLD
Nellie Mae Rowe
Untitled
, 1982
19" x 24"
mixed media on paper
SOLD
Nellie Mae Rowe
Untitled (Peace)
, 1982
17" x 14"
mixed media on paper
$4000
     
Linda Anderson
Migraine Painting
, 2010
9" x 14"
collaged paper and altered photograph, graphite
$400
Mr. Eddy Mumma
Untitled Self-Portrait

27" x 23"
acrylic on canvas
$1600
Mose Tolliver
Man in Black Hat
, c.1980
19" x 16"
house paint on wood panel
$1500
     
Mose Tolliver
Self-Portrait with Crutches
, c.1980
26" x 9"
house paint on wood panel
$1300
Mose Tolliver
Self-Portait with Crutches
, early 1980s
25" x 15"
house paint on wood panel
$1600
Jimmy Lee Sudduth
Woman with Hat

48" x 9 3/4"
sweet mud on found wood
$600
     
David Butler
Gator Ship

32" x 37 1/2"
paint on cut tin
$3400
George Andrews
The Little Girl Live with the Stars,
1980s
20" x 16"
oil on canvas
$2700
Robert Lindsey Walker
Bus in Moonlight

22" x 27 3/4"
ballpoint pen, marker on paper
$1800
     
J.B. Murry
Untitled

14" x 10"
ink and acrylic wash on paper
$1200
Nellie Mae Rowe
Picking Berries,
1981
29 1/2" x 22"
marker on paper
$3400
Mose Tolliver
Self-Portrait with Crutches
, 1985
23" x 18"
house paint on wood panel
$1800
     
Sarah Mary Taylor
Hand Quilt,
c. 1970s
80" x 73 1/2"
polyester and polyester/cotton fabrics
$1250
Captain William Jordan
Untitled (Forest with Stumps)

20" x 16"
colored pencil on paper
$750
Robert Lindsey Walker
Tree

11" x 14"
ballpoint pen, marker on paper
$750
     
George Andrews
The Old Apple Tree,
1980s
18" x 12"
oil on canvas
$4500
George Andrews
The Old One Side Clock,
1980s
16" x 12"
oil on canvas
$2000
Captain William Jordan
Untitled (Stumps)

16" x 20"
colored pencil on paper
$750
     
R.A. Miller
Whirligig,
date unknown (very early)
36 1/4" x 28 1/2" x 12"
paint, metal, wood, working mechanics
$475
Anonymous
Tramp Art Box- Diamond Pattern

4 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 6"
hand-carved wood
$450
Anonymous
Christ on the Cross Tramp Art Cabinet

20" x 12"
mixed media
$375
     
James Harold Jennings
Blonde Angel,
June 1987
29" x 13 1/2" x 2 1/2"
acrylic on wood
$550
George Andrews
2 Hogs Skis Jumping O Boy,
1980s
16" x 20"
oil on board
$2700
James Harold Jennings
Brunette Angel,
June 1987
29" x 13 1/2" x 2 1/2"
acrylic on wood
$550
     
James Harold Jennings
Black-Haired Angel,
June 1987
29" x 13 1/2" x 2 1/2"
acrylic on wood
$550
Henry Speller
Untitled (Four Women)

26 1/2" x 32 1/2"
graphite, crayon, marker on paper
$2200