Best Unique Art Gallery - 2009
Art, schmart! Creativity Explored demolishes gallery boilerplates by virtue of making art a tactile language accessible to everyone. The nonprofit features professional artists with developmental disabilities, ranging in age from 20 to 80, who create more than your typical morbid abstractions but plenty of splashy, colorful pieces replicating random acts of happiness. The public can attend regular gallery openings, which extend from the exhibition space into a warehouse jam-packed with art, including ceramic masks and T-shirts with cheeky designs like pink motorcycles and monsters devouring birthday cakes. Aside from enabling us to stock our apartments with one-of-a-kind, affordable pieces, Creativity Explored proves that truly great art can be complex yet random, and needn't be subjected to hoity-toity aesthetic criteria.