An exhibition of three self-taught artists primarily known for their works on paper. Born deaf, James Castle lived his entire life on a ranch in Idaho and employed soot, saliva and other media to record his surroundings. Widely traveled, Joseph Yoakum spent the last years of his life on Chicago’s south side producing imaginary landscapes in an infinite variety of organic forms and patterns. Chicagoan Charles Steffen, diagnosed as schizophrenic and institutionalized for some fifteen years, spent the remainder of his life drawing portraits, nudes, flowers and religious subjects in a densely linear style with accompanying diary-like notations. Only the last 5 years of his work was saved. James Castle was recently the subject of a traveling retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago. Joseph Yoakum has been widely known and collected since the 1970s and a large collection of his work is at the Art Institute of Chicago. Charles Steffen’s work has more recently come to national and international attention and a large show is scheduled for Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art from June 4 to August 28.