ASPiRE! artists display Expressive Modernism at WAM
The Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum is currently hosting “Expressive Modernism: Shapes, Colors, Lines” by the artists of ASPiRE!
Curator’s Note: This show is defined by interactions with abstract modes of pictorial creation. Artists dug inside the contents of their works. Their beliefs, ideas, and emotions are on full display. The action of painting, drawing, sculpting is, in other words, the content of this exhibition. It is my hope that the brusque beauty—the ruddy impasto textures, the primary colors instill a feeling of magic, much in the spirit of historical modernism.
Seven Hills ASPiRE! offers innovative and creative programming that provides opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and brain injury to develop skills necessary to pursue interests in employment, recreation, and social interaction. With an emphasis on Innovative Lifelong Learning, Seven Hills designed the ASPiRE! model to help people enrich their lives, broaden core competencies, and enjoy a full range of activities while cultivating a network of relationships in and around their communities.
The Open Door Gallery promotes the work of artists with disabilities and shifts our community's perceptions of ability while enjoying quality art.