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SAGE Studio & Gallery is a non-profit creative space in east Austin that supports the work of artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is SAGE's mission to nurture and amplify the voices of artists with disabilities, so that they may meaningfully engage with the social, economic, and creative life of the community.
Chris Cody (b. 1977)
Chris Cody (b. 1977) combines his extensive knowledge of pop culture and his talent for drawing to bring his work to life. Often infused with references to film and music, Cody uses markers, colored pencils, and oil pastels to pay homage to icons of the eras that shaped him, with a focus on the '80s and '90s. Cody has been a part of several notable collaborations, including a matchday poster for Austin FC, Austin's major league soccer team. This is Cody’s debut at the Outsider Art Fair.
Anthony Coleman (b. 1969)
Anthony Coleman (b. 1969) was born and raised in Philadelphia. Fueled by a desire to create, Coleman began drawing his unique portraits at a young age. Coleman drew on whatever he could find, cutting out each finished figure and carrying it in his wallet wherever he went. Many of these early portraits were created on discarded cardboard boxes while Coleman was working at Pizza Hut. Coleman infuses his distinct style—elongated noses, exaggerated features, antenna-like protuberances, and highly saturated colors—into his colored pencil portraits. Favorite subjects include cartoonsfrom the ‘70s and ‘80s, celebrities, aliens, and circus clowns. Coleman has exhibitedhis art in group shows at La LUZ de JESUS GALLERY and Fleisher/Ollman, as well as group shows and two solo shows at SAGE Studio. Coleman's work is collected internationally and has been twice shown at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City.
Woodley White (b. 1983)
Woodley White (b. 1983) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. He creates artwork that shows a keen eye for detail and a passion for his subject matter. It is not uncommon for White to draw the same subject hundreds of times across all media and on various surfaces. Each aspect of White’s work is deeply considered, from the placement on the page to the intense line quality. The repetitive nature of his work conveys White’s passion for his subject matter and the focus of his observation. White’s favorite subjects are bottles, shirts, whistles, transit, patterns, and architecture. He has shown
his work at galleries throughout Philadelphia, including Fleisher/Ollman, and at Summertime Gallery in Brooklyn. Bottle, Shirt, Whistle, his first exhibition in Texas, opened at SAGE in March 2022. This is his second year showing at the Outsider Art Fair.