For All: Selections from the Arts For All Archive
For All brings together drawings, ceramics, and collaborative paintings made during the last five years, chosen from the collection of Arts for All, a local non-profit founded in 1979 that provides quality art focus for adults with disabilities. Arts for All provides both extremely valuable therapeutic support and vocational training, and the artwork that results definitively renders moot questions of outsider vs. insider or naïve vs. professional. The exhibition’s emphasis is on myriad resourceful and powerful drawing styles and exceptionally expressive and beautiful ceramics, in which boisterous figuration and rough materiality mix with refined aptitude. A provocation to the perversion of assigning objective values to art, For All is a showcase for contemporary artists whose backgrounds are undoubtedly integral, though in the end wholly irrelevant in regards to the distinctive merit of their output.
Images by Maya Heilman-Hall.
For All Didactics and Map