Contemporary southern folk art, NC wood-fired pottery, and custom picture framing
James “Buddy” Snipe is the artist here at American Folk who I have known the longest. We met in Alabama back in the 1980’s. I had been exposed to the art of self-taught artists since, well, forever. Buddy’s art was different. Clearly each creation had narrative, but it was just beyond my grasp. I was compelled to stand and ponder. Buddy just chuckled, declining to ‘translate’. Eventually, he got used to my coming around, and we warmed to one another. His art energized and intrigued me, and his creations, while still complex and speaking different things at different times, I realized that art is more interesting if it doesn’t reveal its fullness all at once. After all these years a journey to Alabama to see Buddy and see what he has created is a journey filled with memory and emotion: A homecoming of sorts. Today, when I walked into the gallery, the Waggy Mule greeted me, welcoming me, reminding me of how interwoven Mr Snipe is in this gallery and my path. Here is a link to all of his sculptures currently in the gallery: http://www.amerifolk.com/artists/james-a-snipe/
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Within the pages of our website and the walls of the gallery, you will see a variety of selectively curated contemporary self-taught artists. Painters, Whittlers, Carvers & Potters, American Folk presents makers from South Louisiana all the way to Maine with one goal in mind: To expose the world to the creative powers and originality of our regional artists. Their visions bring life, color, joy and complexity to our gallery and to your home. Self-taught art ranges from what is referred to as primitive all the way to exquisitely contemporary. All of our artists are living and working today, some have garnered world wide attention, some are exclusive to American Folk….all have a unique way of expressing their world & their hearts. We are inspired by them every day….
Thank-you for your interest & enthusiasm. We love the artists we represent & we love you for helping to support them, which, in turn, allows them to continue to explore & create….
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