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Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider

Features from Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider:

Exhibition features over 158 pieces by Amos Ferguson, over 30+ years.
Bahamian Outsider starts in the Ballroom and continues across the hall into the second floor of the Main Gallery.
Exhibition divided into 8 sections: Prayin, Tellin, Livin, Sailin, Bloomin, Wedin, Playin & the Red Room.
Text situated throughout the exhibition that explores Amos Ferguson’s artwork as compared to other famous and more celebrated 'fine' artists.

Fun Amos Ferguson facts: 

Ferguson painted on whatever he could find: cardboard, paper, cereal boxes, canvas and wood.
He painted every day.
Ferguson primarily small brushes and nails to paint with.
Ferguson worked exclusively with regular enamel house paint.
He always signed his paintings with "Paint By Amos Ferguson". 
Ferguson used nails to create his unique dotted effects. Example.
There are motifs and themes that Ferguson revisited often:

Religious Themes: Amos Ferguson was a very religious man and proudly stated that he read his Bible every day.
Flowers: Ferguson was fascinated with shapes and color.

Amos Ferguson Events: Here

Further Reading: Here

Pictures: Here

Earlier Event: March 24
The Middle Passage