MoCA Westport’s Fall show (on view September 15 – December 29, 2023) features outsider artist Purvis Young. Young (1943 – 2010) was an entirely self-taught artist who dealt with the plight of the underprivileged and the consequences of racism and daily violence — painting his life and community in the Miami, Florida neighborhood of Overtown. The exhibition features 36 never-seen-before paintings by the artist, showing Young’s highly distinctive visual style and his use of paint and everyday discarded found objects such as scrap lumber and plywood. The works are entirely from the Collection of Lynne and Jack Dodick.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 6 – 8 PM; advance registration requested.