Oakland based artist Max Kauffman has teamed up with LeQuiVive Gallery to put together a huge group exhibition entitled Neu Folk Revival. Here Kauffman acts as participant artist and also curator of the exhibition, which places its emphasis on the handmade, and traditional art making practices and covers a broad range of artists considered to be working within the realms of folk art – be they artists, illustrators or graffiti artists. Folk art carries an interesting aesthetic, and is something that is hard to describe or categorise, but the shared emotion and hand-crafted techniques tell the story of this timeless movement as do the preview images (above mixed media image by Portland artist Ryan Bubnis) provided by the curator.
The full list of participating artists is impressive with Ryan Bubnis, John Casey, Chip 7, Lisa Congdon, Uriel Correa, Cosmic Nuggets, Jennifer Davis, Cannon Dill, Doodles, Bill Dunlap, Mike Egan, John Fellows, Christian Brock Forrer, ghostpatrol, Robert Hardgrave, Katy Horan, Anthony Hurd, Rich Jacobs, Yellena James, Max Kauffman, Scot Lefavor, Matt Leines, Linsey Levendall, Justin Lovato, Troy Lovegates, Maseman, Erin McCarty, Mildred, Jaime Molina, Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair, Daryll Peirce, Jeremy Pruitt, Faring Purth, Jesse Reno, Ryan Riss, Brian Robertson, Katherine Rutter, Souther Salazar, Lucien Shapiro, Santos Shelton, Chris Silva, Colin Van Der Sluijs and Zio Ziegler all taking part.
The exhibition opens October 5th at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland. With the broad line up, it should be one to catch if you are in the area.
Below preview images by Max Kauffman, Souther Salazar, Matt Leines, Lisa Congdon, Mike Egan, ghostpatrol, Brian Robertson and John Casey.
Discuss this show here.