Metropolis Collective Presents FOV - Field Of Vision - Folk, Outsider, Visionary

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Danielle Charette art in FOV at Metropolis Collective , July 5th, 2013 © Danielle Charette
FOV Field of Vision © Danielle Charette
Danielle Charette art in FOV Field of Vision exhibit at Metropolis Collective and Trash Art Gallery, 2013 © Danielle Charette
Metropolis Collective Presents FOV - Field Of Vision - Folk, Outsider, Visionary

17 West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
July 5th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Opening: July 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

other (outside main areas)
Fri-Sat, 12-7pm,1st and 3rd Sundays 2-7. Mon-Tues, By Appointmt. Closed Wed. Thurs.
contemporary, outsider, folk, Visionary, self-taught, Raw art, art brut, figurative, landscape, modern, pop, surrealism, traditional, graffiti/street-art, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual


METROPOLIS COLLECTIVE                      



Mechanicsburg, PA (July 5th) – The Metropolis Collective is pleased to announce the opening reception for FOV | Field Of Vision on Friday, July 5th from 6-10pm. FOV is a group exhibition displaying the work of 18 established artists from across the nation that are all an integral part of either the Folk, Outsider, Visionary or Self-Taught movements in art. The exhibition will be on display and the work for sale through August 30th.

About FOV

Field Of Vision - The field of vision is the extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment. Different animals have different fields of vision, depending on the placement of the “eyes”. The range of visual abilities is not uniform across a field of vision, and varies from animal to animal and individual to individual.

About the Artists

At the collective’s Trash Art Gallery this evening the viewer will experience the Field of Vision of 23 accomplished greats in the Outsider art world encompassing the sub genres of Folk, Outsider, Visionary and Self-Taught to name a few, or choosing not to categorize themselves with a label at all. Many of the artists in the exhibition, without intent, have achieved great success and acclaim within the academic international gallery and museum worlds. They appear in collections of such institutions as The American Visionary Museum, Washington DC Library of Congress, American Museum of Folk Art and The Brooklyn Museum of Art, to name just a few, as well as in a plethora of collections at University’s across the nation. The group routinely exhibits at such events as the Outsider Art Fair, NYC, Art Basel Miami and Fountain Art Fairs and an endless list of galleries spanning the globe. Many Artists have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Raw Vision, Art Papers, Architectural Digest, Art and Antiques, NY Arts Magazine, The Huffington Post, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine and on a long list of television programs including the “Today Show" on NBC. Art from this group resides in the collections of avid collectors, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, best selling authors, galleries and museums, throughout various major cities both nationally and internationally.

This show represents a broad range of styles within the Outsider genre employing a diverse range of media and techniques and connects the audience with art that tends to abandon or ignore traditional influences and rules in art.The artists offer an uninhibited often undeveloped vision of the world they see purely through their own eyes, with no desire to see it through anyone else’s nor the lens of a camera. Whether creating art that is born from compulsion or recording their daily existence, visions or dreams, it always offers the viewer the ability travel to far off fantasy lands that often lie beyond society’s field of vision. A common thread amongst them is purity in the motivation of creation. The lives of the artists in the exhibition are equally as colorful, vibrant, and intriguing as their artwork and the show will offer a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse into the lives of those creating the art. 

Artists with work on display include Cher Shaffer, Mark May, Ross Brodar, Dion Hitchings, Danielle Charette, Rolo Cooney, Alison Silva, Peter “Bongo” Loose, Bob Justin, Charles M. Laster, Grace Kelly Laster, David Nally,  Amy Lansburg, Donald Edwards, Matt Deterior , Chris Cash, Miz Thang, Human Artst Vending Machine. 

About Metropolis Collective

Metropolis Collective is a contemporary eclectic fine art gallery and performance spacerun by a husband and wife team made up of Richard Reilly and Danielle Charette. Reilly is a former NYC native with 20 years of experience working with the prestigious Adelson Gallery, and professional Rock musician and founder of the seminal first wave NYC punk rock band The Victims amongst others. Charette is a Harrisburg native who resided in NYC for most of her life prior to returning to the area. She is an emerging contemporary expressionist artist who actively exhibits nationwide.

Metropolis Collective is home to the Trash Art Gallery, the Hole In The Wall Art Gallery, Danielle Charette Art, Rick-o-Chet Records and The Stage Noir. The collectiveexhibits an eclectic variety of contemporary fine art (photography, paintings, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, installations and drawings) as well as hosting musical and artistic performances. The gallery represents the talents of many artists locally residing and non-native, emerging and internationally established. Based in Mechanicsburg Pa, Trash Art Gallery is located at 17 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Gallery hours are [Tues-Thurs 12-7, Fri-Sat 12-8pm and by appointment]. For more information, please call: (717) 458-8245, or visit our website:, Facebook: email: