Donald Mitchell

Donald Mitchell, who has been working at Creative Growth in Oakland since 1976, has become one of the most recognized artists living with developmental disability in the world; he's exhibited and collected nationally and internationally at Rena Bransten Gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Collection de L’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland and ABCD in Paris. Mitchell's body of work epitomizes a totally authentic and personal engagement of drawing as a lifelong investment in the exploration of mark-making, intuition, and invention.  His work develops slowly over time, emerging into a mysterious world of figures.  From Creative Growth:

"Donald Mitchell’s early work consisted primarily of obsessively crosshatched fields of lines that covered the page and hid any trace of an underlying image. Over time, Donald started to reveal the faces and forms that he had buried on the page. Donald’s prolific work is now filled with figures in motion and repose, and his trademark has become a tightly composed, graphically sophisticated page of crowded figures." (See More)

Beverly Baker at the Dallas Art Fair


Untitled, Beverly Baker, ballpoint pen on paper, 2013

Untitled, Beverly Baker, ballpoint pen on paper, 2010

Untitled, Beverly Baker, ballpoint pen on paper, 2014

Beverly Baker has drawings currently on view at the Dallas Art Fair April 9 - 12, 2015, in the New York/Paris gallery Christian Berst Art Brut booth (D4). Baker has been a prominent member of Latitude Arts in Lexington, Kentucky since its founding in 2001. Baker has shown previously at Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York), the Museum of Everything (London), La Maison Rouge (Paris), and Christian Berst Art Brut (Paris), among other venues. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Everything (London), the abcd Collection, Montreuil (France), and the Hannah Rieger Collection, Vienne (Austria).

"Beverly Baker’s drawings are created through the obsessive layering of text found in a small selection of books and magazines that she uses as reference material. The final abstract compositions generally contain only trace hints (indices indications) of their genesis in language as Baker draws continuously on the same sheet, obliterating her original words or letters with additional words, lines and color. Most of her drawings are created with ballpoint pens, colored pencils and permanent marker." - Phillip March Jones