Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY
January 21, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists including rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography and journals providing an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling. Works and original journals by Paul Laffoley will be on view with contributed notes by Elyse Benenson.
Curated by Valerie Rousseau, the exhibition has been co-produced with the LaM, Lille Metropole Musee d’art modern, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.
Paul Laffoley is also the subject of a recent monograph published by the University of Chicago Press entitled The Essential Paul Laffoley.
Alchemy: The Telenomic Process of the Universe
Oil, acrylic, ink, lettering on canvas
73 1/2 x 73 1/2 in.
Subject: The Alchemical Process
Symbol Evocation: Traditional Western Magic
Paul Laffoley: Building the Bauharoque, Kent Gallery, New York, 1998
Architectonic Thought-Forms: A Survey of the Art of Paul Laffoley, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, 1999
Chasing Napoleon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009
Paul Laffoley: The Boston Visionary Cell, Kent Fine Art, New York, 2013
Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2013