Saturday, February 10, 2018
2 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite

Pasaquan Director Michael McFalls will discuss Eddie Martin's early years in New York City as a "midnight cowboy-style" street hustler, and other eccentric ways he made ends meet. Eddie's first Pasaquoyan visions will be explained, including how those visions led to his transformation to the self-anointed St. EOM, which eventually influenced him to move back home to Georgia.

McFalls will present photos of St. EOM's Pasaquan, discuss his process and explain how the images that he created are infused with his early experiences in New York and his interest in ancient civilizations. The discussion will end by covering Eddie's death, the Kohler Foundation restoration of the Pasaquan site in 2015 and the rebirth of Pasaquan since Columbus State University has taken ownership.

Artist and Curator Q&A and Opening Reception for Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail

Friday, January 26
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Artist/Curator Q&A Discussion at 7 p.m.
756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to the public

Please join the Intuit community at the museum Friday, Jan. 26 for an open house reception celebration for our exhibition, Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail. The artist himself, Stephen Warde Anderson, will be present at the exhibition’s opening to mingle with attendees and chat about his works.

Anderson will also engage with one of the show's curators, Mike Noland, in a Q&A discussion at 7 p.m.

There will be free refreshments available for guests to enjoy!

About Stephen Warde Anderson, and the exhibiton:

After attending University of Chicago for one year, then serving in the United States Navy for four years, Rockford, Ill., native Stephen Warde Anderson decided he’d spend the rest of his life creating things.

His nontraditional route to uncovering his artistic talents, as well the fact that his skills are entirely self-taught, make Anderson’s work all the more astonishing. Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail captures the pointillist techniques he employed in his earliest works.

Anderson began his foray into the art world through charcoal and pencil drawings, and then graduated on to painting through the development of his own methods for production, such as mixing tempera with his own saliva. He also fashioned flexible stylus instruments from small cut pieces of whipped cream containers, which he used alongside sewing needles to create tiny paint dots and striations.

Anderson’s art is heavily concentrated in portraits of film stars, famous women, and historical subjects. Intuit will be showcasing more than 30 of these paintings, two never-before-seen by the public.  “Attention to Detail" pulls together many of Anderson’s original pieces from a variety of private collections.

This exhibition focuses primarily on the naissance of Anderson’s career as an artist, during which time his portraits stand out as remarkably meticulous. Anderson’s first paintings took well over a year each for him to finish, speaking to his intense attention to detail, as reflected in the show’s title.

Thursday, January 18: Early access 2-6 p.m.; Vernissage 6-9 p.m.
Friday, January 19: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, January 21: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY

Intuit is excited to return to Outsider Art Fair New York for its twenty-sixth year. The Fair will feature more than 60 galleries from nine countries, including eight first-time exhibitors, showing work by self-taught artists from their respective regions.

We will be selling Intuit's original publications at the Fair. Stop by our booth and say hello!

Eddie Owens Martin/St. EOM (American, 1908-1986). Untitled, n.d. Gouache on paper, 11.75 x 16 in. Image courtesy of LaGrange Art Museum

Eddie Owens Martin/St. EOM (American, 1908-1986). Untitled, n.d. Gouache on paper, 11.75 x 16 in. Image courtesy of LaGrange Art Museum

Friday, January 5
5:30-8:30 p.m.
756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to the public

Please join us for a night of celebrating the opening of our exhibition, In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin. There will be complimentary refreshments for all, and tons of exciting artwork to enjoy!

Special guests: the poets of Poems While You Wait will be at the museum, typewriters and all, ready to create custom-made, original poems for reception attendees.

About Eddie Owens Martin, and the exhibition:

Eddie Owens Martin (1908-1986), who, in his later years, referred to himself as St. EOM, was the creator of Pasaquan. This visionary artist, who had no formal training, reveled in the intuitive creative art process. St. EOM was influenced by many artistic traditions, including Mesoamerican, African, and eastern art, but the content of his work was constructed from utopian visions.

Pasaquan is a seven-acre art environment that consists of six major structures, more than 900 feet of painted masonry fence, painted totems, decorative walkways, sculptures, and other art and artifacts in southwest Georgia’s Marion County. Pasaquan is considered among the most important visionary art environments in the United States. Nearly 30 years after the artist’s death—long after the brightly painted masonry had begun to fade literally and figuratively—the Kohler Foundation, the Pasaquan Preservation Society and Columbus State University partnered to bring this extraordinary art environment back to life.

This exhibition features a large selection of never-before-seen original drawings, sculptures, paintings, regalia, adornments and other examples of art by St. EOM. Through the use of original art, informational text panels, and vintage and contemporary photographs, this colorful exhibit tells the incredible story of the life of the creator of Pasaquan.

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, and is made available by the courtesy of Columbus State University, Columbus State University Foundation, Inc., Pasaquan in Buena Vista, Georgia, and through a gift by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. 

Curated by Fred C. Fussell

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