For those of you that find appeal in the art of the insane, Martin Ramirez (1895-1963) spent the last 15 years of his life confined in a California state hospital, suffering from schizophrenia. Many have come to think of him as a vital and very important contributor to art of the 20th century. He is known for the obsessive drawings of trains, tunnels, fantasy creatures and Latin cowboys all framed by the pulsing zig-zag patterns of walls and doorways. Here is a slide show of his drawings.
“Martin Ramirez: At the Center, In the Eye"
Through May 2
179 Newbury St.