The Art Trust at Meridian Bank in West Chester Displays ‘Outsider Art’ From Local, Self-Taught Artists

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Images via The Art Trust at Meridian Bank.
Artwork from Geraldo "The King of Transit" Gonzalez.
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The Art Trust at Meridian Bank in West Chester is hosting a new exhibit, “Untethered Vision,” that showcases the works of local artists who are self-taught, writes Melissa Jacobs for Main Line Tonight. 

The eight artists will have their pieces on display through Aug. 5. The works include drawings, paintings, angels, and even a bus with legs. 

The idea for the show came from Katee Boyle, the award-winning artist from Kennett Square who serves on The Art Trust’s board of directors. She curated the exhibit to spotlight what was once called “outsider art,” a term that referred to artists without formal training who had to struggle to get the attention of galleries and museums. 

To turn that paradigm on its head, Boyle partnered with the Creative Vision Factory, a nonprofit that provides artistic support for people on the behavioral health spectrum. 

“At first glance, the work in this exhibit is full of joy,” said Boyle. “When you take the time to look beyond the color and forms, and learn about the artists’ history, the work becomes enormously more meaningful.” 

Read more about The Art Trust at Meridian Bank at Main Line Tonight.

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