Austrian Outsider Art
March 20 - April 18, 1992
Opening Reception: 6-8 pm March 20, 1992.
The Artists of Gugging (Johann Fischer, Johann Garber, Johann Hauser, Franz Kamlander, Franz Kernbeis, Fritz Koller, Johann Korec, Heinrich Resisenbauer, Arnold Schmidt, Philip Schöpke, Oswald Tschirtner, August Walla).
The works in ‘The Artists of Gugging’ were created by the artists/patients of the Gugging long-term mental care facility and are part of the non-historically based Art Brut…in the absence of contact with ‘conventional’ society, the Gugging artists have created strong individual works determined purely by the personality and disposition of each practitioner. The works vary greatly in style, ranging from the colorful, primitive paintings of August Walla to the minimalist line drawings of Oswald Tschirtner.