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Disability & Sexuality Explored Through Art

August 14, 2017

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Disability & Sexuality Explored Through Art

Disability is something that is not often thought of in terms of sexuality. But why is this? (Most) humans are sexual creatures, and this certainly does not exclude individuals with disabilities. No individual or group of individuals own sexuality, it is owned by each and every person who chooses to experience it. It is fluid, it looks vastly different from one individual to the next, and it is utterly beautiful should we choose to see it as such.

We were delighted to come across an article in Elite Daily which discusses an art exhibition titled “Exposed” at “Creativity Explored, a San Francisco-based non-profit art gallery and professional working studio designed specifically for adult artists with developmental disabilities.”

We just had to share this inspiring and deeply important artistic movement with all of you!

Andrew Bixler, marker, and acrylic on paper.

 

 

“Everybody has a sexual nature to them,” curator Amy Auerbach explained during a phone conversation. “Just because someone has a developmental disability doesn’t mean that sense of sexuality is non-existent…” Keep Reading

 

Featured Image: Thomas Pringle, watercolor and charcoal on paper, 24 by 18 inches

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