Oct 5, 2011    #172
Contact: Laura Byerley
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Lyle Rexer presents "Beyond the Fringe: Photographic Alternatives and Outsider Art" on Oct. 11

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Lyle Rexer will present "Beyond the Fringe: Photographic Alternatives and Outsider Art" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Fine Arts Building, Room 106, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. Part of UMKC's Bernardin-Haskell lecture series, this lecture is free and open to the public. For other upcoming events at the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History, please visit

Educated at the University of Michigan, Columbia University and Oxford University, Rexer is a critic, curator, independent scholar and teacher. He has written several books, including "The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography," "How to Look at Outsider Art," and "Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes". In addition to his book projects, Rexer has published catalog essays dealing with 19th century, modern and contemporary artists, as well as various museum collections. He is a columnist for Photograph magazine and has contributed articles on art, architecture and photography to a variety of publications. As a curator, Rexer has organized exhibitions in the U.S. and internationally, including the traveling exhibition "The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography". Rexer teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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