Project Ability and Autism Resource Centre present an exhibition of works by artists with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
You, Me and ASD showcases the work of 40 artists, ranging from 14 to 70 years old, who took part in two ten-week long workshops at Project Ability. Using various art forms like ceramics, paint, drawing, silk-painting, filming and block printing, each artist reflects upon how autism shapes their life. The variety of the work echoes the breadth of the Spectrum, with some works being very literal and self-reflective, whilst others show the difficulties some of the artists experience in communicating with the world.
“For us, it is as much about making art as getting the chance to talk to people from all walks of life with different interests. We talk about everything.”
What binds this exhibition together among so many different approaches is the collective grasp of perspective and astonishingly intricate detail the works hold. Some artists have created works from their interest in music or replicating an existing thing to make something utterly new.
“Sound is very important to me, it is not more adequate than words, but truer in a way.”
“When you make a piece of art that is you, you own it, no one can take it from you.”
The exhibition opening coincides with World Autism Awareness Day 2013, and will take place in the Trongate 103 Foyer on Tuesday 2nd April from 1pm to 2pm.
There will be a second opening on Thursday 04 April, 6pm-8pm.