In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin | Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art | Galleries | Chicago Reader

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin Recommended Agenda Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Jan. 5-March 11 2018

What makes a person withdraw from the seen and known world most people live in in favor of an environment fashioned solely according to his or her own visionary fantasies? Failure, disappointment, opportunity, true ecstatic experience? In the case of Eddie Owens Martin, it seems it must have been some combination of all those that transformed a son of sharecroppers in rural Georgia into the berobed creator of Pasaquan—the immersive art environment Martin worked on for the last 30 or so years of his life. Organized by Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and running through March 11 at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, "In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin" attempts to tell his tale through his paintings, drawings, clothing, sculpture, and ritual objects. Continue reading >>

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