Jon Pylypchuk’s work draws from the tradition of the Outsider. Taking influence from both North American folk art and Art Brut, his work embraces a value of genuine unmitigated expression and beauty in the discarded. In I Will Be Gentle With You… Pylypchuk’s textured surface is reminiscent of paintings by Jean Dubuffet. Through collage, Pylypchuk’s drawings gain a physicality in keeping with his inspirational subject matter. Fragile, clumsy, and guileless, their elegance lies in their subtle imperfection and makeshift abasement.