Dazzling Places & Wild Creatures: Sybil Roe Thompson & Brent Brown
July 14 – September 10, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 14, 2017; 6:00 – 9:00 PM
In summer 2017, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens will exhibit two featured artists from the Outsider Folk Art Gallery, which also shares a commitment to showcasing works made by self-taught and folk artists. Featured artist Brent Brown is influenced by mythical creatures and pop culture, and uses cardboard and acrylic paints to create unique sculptural puppets. Sybil Roe Thompson paints meticulously detailed patterns as a means of self-administered therapy and to communicate with the outside world. The works of Thompson and Brown illustrate the creativity and innovation that can occur beyond the boundaries of the conventional art world.