Special Private Screening
Valton Tyler: Flesh is Fiction

Thursday, May 18, 2017
12 p.m.
Q+A session with Edward Gómez after the film
Non-Member Tickets: $5
Intuit Member Tickets: Free (RSVP required)
Light lunch included


Intuit is pleased to present a special private screening of Valton Tyler: Flesh Is Fiction, a new film by Edward M. Gómez and Chris Shields.

This first-ever documentary about the Dallas-based, self-taught artist Valton Tyler examines the life and work of this creator of unusual drawings, prints and oil paintings that depict futuristic, visionary, spirited forms and landscapes. This distinctive film brings viewers deep into the artist's creative world, vividly evoking its atmosphere. This screening comes on the heels of a major exhibition of Tyler's art, which was just shown at the Amon Carter Museum in Forth Worth, Texas.

Stay for a Q+A session with Edward M. Gómez after the film! Light refreshments will be available during the event.

Intuit Members: Please email Joel Javier, Education Manager, at jjavier@art.org to reserve your seat.

Non-Member Ticket: $5

About the filmmakers:

The art critic, art historian and graphic designer Edward M. Gómez is the senior editor of the outsider art magazineRaw Vision and New York correspondent of Art & Antiques. A member of the advisory council of the Collection de l’Art Brut, the art brut/outsider art museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, he has written for theNew York Times, Art + Auction,ARTnews, Art in America,Metropolis, Hyperallergic, theBrooklyn Rail, the Japan Times (Japan), Reforma (Mexico) and other publications. He is the author or co-author of numerous books about art and design, and has been the leading critic and scholar focusing on Valton Tyler's work for more than a decade.

Chris Shields is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, musician and performer who has worked on numerous independent films and television-editing projects. His interests include professional wrestling, experimental film, Italian culture and heavy metal music. His cinematography contributes to the color-rich look and mood of Valton Tyler: Flesh is Fiction.