Exhibition:
"Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger"
Date
November 17 1993 - January 2 1994
Description

Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger Organized by Thomas McEvilley, guest curator; presented in conjunction with the Museum of American Folk Art; coordinated for presentation at The New Museum by France Morin.

"As [he] continues his artistic journey, following his own agenda, it will be increasingly difficult to classify him simply as 'folk,' or 'naive,' or 'outside,' and thus Dial will forcefully challenge the hierarchical language that we bring to the discussion of various genres of art. A quiet revolution may indeed be in process, a revolution that may very well effect a reexamination and reconsideration of the centrality of the 'outsider' experience to mainstream art experience, namely the black experience to that of the American experience."

-Lowery Stokes Sims, exhibition brochure

Artist
Consultant
New Museum curator
Partner museum
Publication
Copyright
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York
Identifier
1576