The Radiant Object:
Works from the Collection of Willem and Diane Volkersz
September 27 - November 1, 2003
Opening Reception September 26, 7-9pm
In the mid 70s, Willem Volkerz was ahead of his time.
His collection is a rare look at the earliest, purest examples
by self-taught artists who were then unknown and are today collected
by the finest museums - Nellie Mae Rowe, Howard Finster, Sara
Mary Taylor, Mary T. Smith, Lonnie Holley, Carlton Garrett, Lanier
Meadows, Ned Cartledge and others. These master works are available
for sale for the first time.
"A piece interests me only if it radiates a personal
vision or intense relationship between the artist and the object.
It must be fascinating and compelling; it has to make me look
again and again ... and it must fully reveal itself only over
Image: Sarah Mary Taylor, Quilt Top (Hands), 1985
appliquéd cloth, 80 x 72"