self-taught art

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a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists

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Schooled and self-taught art, fine and everyday folk art, realistic and abstract, even religious and secular have all become too often misleading distinctions, an unfortunate surrender to Western culture's scientific bent toward defining and categorizing experiences and objects that in fact defy explanation.
His two edited collections, Self-Taught Art: The Culture and Aesthetics of American Art (2001) and Sacred and Profane: Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art (2007) with Carol Crown are oft-cited texts.
Particularly interested in the genre of art environments, she is the Director of SPACES, the non-profit archives of self-taught art.
The project seems to drift uneasily among the realms of art therapy, social practice, self-taught art, and family chronicle.
To complement the festival, Yard Dog--which usually showcases folk, outsider and self-taught art from the American South--was featuring the work of New York City painter, photographer and filmmaker Laura Levine, whose retro-folk art focuses on icons such as Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and Wanda Jackson.