Outcasts and Rebels: Prints by William Blake and Leonard Baskin

September 25 - December 14, 2012
East Gallery Annex

Although living and working over one hundred and sixty years apart, William Blake (1757-1827) and Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) shared an artistic vision, which was outside of the mainstream. Their ideas and their work are connected in this focus exhibition, which is designed as a complement to the exhibition of contemporary "outsider" artist, Thornton Dial, Sr.: Thoughts on Paper. Although decidedly different in their respective approaches to their subject matter, Blake and Baskin share with Dial a forceful personal vision and an artistic language that deals with a wide range of charged political, social, and religious themes.