Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider


Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) will host an exhibition displaying the results of a three year collaboration among the Government of The Bahamas, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The research project was formed to facilitate the design and management of a more sustainable future for Exuma, and The Bahamas more generally.

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.