Visiting Artists

Melvin Edward Nelson
Kathy Westwater
Ben Wolf
Francis Alÿs
Gary Wiseman &
Gabe Flores
Jacinda Russell &
Nancy Douthey
Lectures / Workshops
Lize Mogel
Melvin Edward Nelson

Self-identified primitive artist Melvin Edward Nelson creates abstract painted "recordings" of his astral travels and the magnetic fields felt from his hilltop farm in Colton, Oregon. Working primarily in the middle of the night with handmade pigments and watercolors, Nelson relies on his own inner vision to map a vivid and deeply personal cosmogony. RAW: GEOGRAPHIES is proud to curate the second solo exhibition of this singular artistic voice. Photo Genetics and Sentra Photo Thesis will be on display in Vollum Lounge for the entirety of the festival. In relation to this work, outsider art expert Randall Morris will present a lecture, "Ephemeral Geographies: Non-empirical Contexts in Art Brut" by outsider art expert Randall Morris will be presented on March 3rd at 5:00 PM in the Eliot Hall Chapel.

Cosmic # 2, n/d
Mineral Pigment, Watercolor on Paper
11 x 16 1/2 in.

Melvin Edward Nelson