96 Gillespie is pleased to announce a visual arts exhibition by acclaimed Baltimore visionary artist, Daniel Higgs. Born in 1964, Daniel Higgs is one of the most influential and widely recognised artistic voices of his generation. A contemporary and peer of artists Chris Johanson, Cynthia Connolly, and Jim Houser, along with curators Aaron Rose and Rich Jacobs; he first came to prominence in the 1980s as the frontman and songwriter for legendary American band Lungfish. Renowned for the intensity of his lyrics and live performances, and now a successful solo musician, poet and visionary artist, Higgs continues to produce an astonishing body of work across genres and media.
Higgs' visual art is preoccupied with the symbols and motifs of spiritualism and mysticism. Repetitive, primeval themes woven into distinct visual narratives, Higgs' artwork forces the viewer into a confrontation with larger metaphysical concepts. His brightly coloured paintings and detailed monochromatic drawings reflect the same primal
energies and rhythms as his lyrical and musical output. On exhibit, are a large collection of new small to medium sized oils and ink paintings and drawings on board and paper, with several older pieces as well.
Higgs continues to live and work in Baltimore, Maryland. In a career that spans three decades, he has released dozens of records, several books and his visual art is fiercely collected in independent art circles. Recent exhibitions include group showings at LA's Roberts and Tilton Gallery and NYC's Feigen Contemporary and (the now defunct) Alleged Gallery. His work forms part of the permanent collection of the American Visionary Art Museum and is held in private collections around the world. Higgs first exhibited in the UK with 96 Gillespie in 2005 and has not had a solo
exhibition in Europe since.