Curated By Matthew Higgs
Etel Adnan, Aaron Birnbaum, Pearl Blauvelt, Robert Bordo, David Byrd, Brian Calvin, James Castle, Jane Corrigan, Andrew Cranston, Verne Dawson, Louis M. Eilshemius, Embah, Tom Fairs, Rocco Fama, Bruno del Favero, Jeff Funnell, Maureen Gallace, Pam Glick, Ray Hamilton, Daniel Heidkamp, John Hiltunen, Merlin James, Chris Johanson, Christopher Knowles, Nate Lowman, Bill Lynch, Dwight McIntosh, Noel McKenna, Marlon Mullen, Annie Pearlman, Helen Rae, Aurie Ramirez, Jessi Reaves, Tyson Reeder, Adrianne Rubenstein, Sven Sachsalber, William Scott, Spencer Sweeney, Danny Thach, William Tyler, Matthew Wong, Joseph Yoakum

September 3–25, 2016

249 Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11937


Outside is the fourth and final presentation in Karma’s 2016 summer season of landscape-fixated exhibitions in Amagansett. Outside has been curated by White Columns’ director Matthew Higgs and includes the work of more than thirty artists (of all persuasions.)

The ‘outside’ alluded to in the exhibition’s title is as much a physical place (i.e. the world around us) as it is a psychological state (as evidenced by the mercurial sensibilities of so-called ‘Outsider’ art.) It is in this liminal space—between what can be measured or depicted and that which remains unknowable—that Outside seeks to operate. The artists in Outside, of many generations, both conventionally and unconventionally trained, subscribe to no recognizable ideology or tendency. If Kippenberger had his ‘psychobuildings’, Outside has its ‘psychogeographies’ or perhaps more accurately its ‘psychotopographies.’ Outside ultimately suggests that our sense of ‘place’—like our sense of ‘self’—remains elusive: a shape-shifting terrain, constantly in flux.