New Orleans based Red Truck Gallery kicks off their unique brand of pop-up outsider and lowbrow art exhibitions in New York City November 5, 2009 at 368 Broome Street, New York, NY 10012 from 6 – 10 pm. Hard Time Mini Mall’s first annual tour will debut for one month only before traveling to D.C., Los Angeles, Vancouver, London and Paris. Open October 30th- November 30th from 11 am – 11 pm daily, this group exhibition features eight internationally recognized folk, lowbrow, outsider and self-taught artists.
The exhibition showcases work from emerging and established talent using an array of mediums in a range of styles from artists largely based in the southern United States. Noah Antieau, Red Truck Gallery’s Owner and Director, has a reputation for “keeping it in the family”, presenting the work of his talented family and friends: Chris Roberts-Antieau, Ross Bonfanti, Matthew Cox, Bryan Cunningham, Jason Houchen, Dean Lucker, Frank Relle and John Whipple.
Hard Time Mini Mall’s selected works illustrate a unique curatorial vision of the southern persuasion in Mr. Antieau’s classically dense salon-style fashion. The immediacy of this mode of presentation both brings out the works’ accessibility and the vibrancy of materials. As if walking into a rural mini mall, the visitor is engrossed in another world of hard times and folk heroes.
About the Gallery New Orleans, Louisiana based Red Truck Gallery was founded in 2006 in the wake of hurricane Katrina by Noah Antieau to promote the work of his talented friends and family. The gallery showcases the work of folk, outsider, visionary and self-taught artists from the southern United States and internationally. Having adopted a traveling gallery model to foster international exposure and share a relaxed take on the art world, Red Truck Gallery maintains a rigorous touring schedule. For more information and a schedule of exhibition cities, visit www.redtruckgallery.com