Bareiss Gallery | 15 State Road | Taos, New Mexico
Jan 23rd to February 18, 2021
OPENING: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 1 to 5PM
"I was astonished when I first saw the works of Ira Wright in the summer of 2019. Here was a true original whose bite and strangeness reminded me of artists like John D. Graham and Ralph Steadman (you might even go back further in time and think of James Ensor). You can call his work “Art Brut”; you can call him an “Outsider Artist” or “self-taught”; but like many with a commanding voice that seems too long suppressed, Ira Wright has a lot on his mind and what he has to say will probably spook you in the best possible way."