Crack open The New Yorker this week and you’ll find an article about Alabama–based outsider artist Thornton Dial and Bill Arnett, the collector, curator and dealer who has long promoted Mr. Dial and other self-taught artists from the South.
“The Perfect Show”
Through Dec. 21
Visiting Chelsea is hard work in winter. Frigid gusts whip off the Hudson and turn the former industrial neighborhood’s wide streets into punishing wind tunnels. But a month after the river overflowed, flooding galleries and destroying art, a complaint like that feels inconsequential. Galleries have made repairs and reopened, and a few are offering shows informed in intriguing ways by recent events. Call them the After Sandys.