Damon McLease, VSA Access Gallery Executive Director shares, “Someone once asked me ‘what is accessible art?'” Which turned out to be an excellent question with lots and lots of answers. Accessible art takes many forms. We consider cost, availability and workability of a material. Many art materials are also expensive and not easily transported. This year’s culmination of the Fall Residency program explores all things sticky, tacky, tapey and tactile.
We wanted to see what we could really do with every day objects that need little if any artistic talent, but could be fueled by creativity, imagination and collarboration. This collection includes treasures like a portrait of Chuck Norris, a Santa with his reindeer made of tape and a sculpture that completely re-imagined thrift store finds. Many of these pieces were created by people with significant physical and mental disabilities. We invite you to come to the gallery and share with us what you think of our latest artistic adventure.
January 6 – First Friday Reception
January 20 – Meet the Artist Reception
February 3 – First Friday