The one-man show, Vernacular Paintings A.K.A., will be on exhibit at Berkeley Art Works in downtown Martinsburg, from February 10-28.
Berkeley Arts Council Opens ‘Outsider Art’ Exhibit Vernacular Paintings A.K.A. by Anthony Jones
Berkeley County residents are invited to step into the warmth and comfort emitted by the paintings, video shorts, and audio compositions of Anthony Jones, a local artist who specializes in creating nontraditional works. The one-man show, Vernacular Paintings A.K.A., will be on exhibit at Berkeley Art Works in downtown Martinsburg, February 10-28.
“We’re bringing a slice of Outsider Art to Martinsburg, just days after the annual New York Outsider Art Fair closes in Manhattan,” said Berkeley Arts Council board member and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College art instructor Gary Bergel. “Mr. Jones’ paintings draw directly from his Washington DC roots, his Cherokee-Blackfoot-African-European heritage, his service as an Army Airborne Infantryman, and decades of exploring what he calls ‘his personal comfort zone’–the visual arts.” Vernacular Paintings A.K.A. is curated by Bergel, who has owned or directed a number of galleries.