Cavin-Morris Gallery has been exhibiting artists from around the world for 30 years. We specialize in the work of self-taught artists who make art independently of the art world canon. We represent past and new generations of self-taught artists whose work remains authentic and visionary. Our main focus is on what is commonly called Art Brut, Outsider, or non-mainstream art.
We show an eclectic selection of tribal art from all the major regions of the world, focusing on the unusual and the formally surprising, but we especially focus on the arts of masking.
We also concentrate on both functional and non-functional contemporary ceramics. We are especially interested in the way certain ceramists push the envelope in their expression of traditional forms and cultures. We show work by Western ceramic artists, as well as works by artists from Japan, Korea, and China.
The common thread that connects all this art is its uniqueness, its integrity and authenticity, and its reflection of cultural homeground. The contemporary artists we represent extend the continuum established by the self-taught and Tribal artists into a new and exciting multi-tiered arena.