NEW YORK—An exhibition of works by Winfred Rembert was one of the must-see highlights of the Outsider Art Fair. Kinz + Tillou Gallery devoted its entire booth to the Georgia-born African American artist who uses leather as his canvas. His colorful tooled works depict themes—from chain gangs to rural farming—that reflect his Southern origins and civil rights background. The personal works are rhythmic, featuring oft-repeated patterns and images giving them graphic impact.
Now in his late 60s, Rembert finally began to focus on his art in 1995 and had his first gallery show in 2010. A year later, “All Me,” a critically acclaimed documentary about his compelling life was released. His work is currently on view at the Flint Institute of Arts and Adelson Galleries Boston.
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