Exhibition Runs: December 8th to January 31st, 2012
Closing Reception: January 17th, 7-8PM
At the UAS +15 Gallery
Portraiture is a method by which artists can communicate their complex identities. Art is a language that sets the artist apart from the communicative rules of behavior and allows a representation of themselves without the interference of verbal language. The process of drawing is intrinsically tied to the person and personhood of the artist-- exploring their own concept of body, Self and the relationships between themselves and others. After the drawing is complete, the artist is telling the viewer to respond to their self-created identity. “This Portraiture Show” is the result of this exploration and resolution by artists with developmental disabilities.