Dapper Bruce Lafitte (American, b. 1971). T.D.B.C. Presents Its No Good Being a Davenport Jr ., 2015. Archival ink on acid free paper, 22 x 30 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Dapper Bruce Lafitte (American, b. 1971).T.D.B.C. Presents Its No Good Being a Davenport Jr., 2015. Archival ink on acid free paper, 22 x 30 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

February 9-March 18, 2018
 

Black Voices from the Collection celebrates African-American artists from the 20th century. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and sculptures by Thornton Dial, Sr., Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Dapper Bruce Lafitte, Dr. Charles Smith, Inez Nathaniel Walker, Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack) and Wesley Willis. Showcasing works from Intuit's collection, Black Voices highlights black art and culture, and explores themes of gender, city life, use of recycled materials and civil rights history.


 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

December 22, 2017-March 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Curated by Fred C. Fussell
 

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.

Press coverage of this exhibition:
At Intuit, only a glimpse of the immersive art environment Pasaquan (Chicago Reader)
Outside Art: Intuit- The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Quiet Lunch)
Intuit Review- A visit to The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago (Splash Magazines)


 Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (American, 1910-1983). Untitled (Portrait of artist’s wife, Marie), n.d. Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Lewis, Jean and Dan Greenblatt. 2003.3.4

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (American, 1910-1983). Untitled (Portrait of artist’s wife, Marie), n.d. Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Lewis, Jean and Dan Greenblatt. 2003.3.4

December 22, 2017-February 6, 2018


Take a blustery stroll through our winter-themed  miniature gallery, featuring some of Intuit's holiday pieces. With works from Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Mary Eveland, Clementine Hunter and Frank Signoretti, this is a seasonal peek into the museum's own collection.