Artist Residency with Howard Schoor
We are happy to announce that we are doing our first Summer Residency from July 24th until September 4, at Parlor Gallery with Howard Schoor. We were so taken by Howard’s passion to not only collect art, but also to create it that we invited him to do a residency in our back gallery at Parlor Gallery.
At 79, Howard Schoor has had too many life acts to assign a number to this one. “Trianglism” is his personal art/life movement. Schoor’s mold is that of other self-taught originators, existing apart from the art world establishment. A phrase widely attributed to art historian and author Roger Cardinal, “outsider art” is described by New York Times writer Roberta Smith as encompassing a “certain purity.” Smith went on to describe it as “an unstoppable need to make art unsullied by the ‘insider’ art world, with its fine-art degrees and commercial machinations that always struck me as rather hoity-toity.”
Schoor’s Trianglist works embody inescapable purity. The art is unsullied. His medium is spackling paste, oils, acrylics and markers on canvas.
Howard Schoor was an art consumer long before he was an art creator. For a long time he, too, succumbed to the “hoity-toity” and “hocus-pocus” commercial machinations of the “insider” art world. As a consumer of important works, he learned quickly the arbitrary nature of the contemptible phenomenon called “art value.”
He was driven to, more than merely arriving at, the decision to return art value to its rightful place. “Pleasure became my barometer. If the art pleased me, it was valuable.” Emboldened, he began to create.