February 08, 2005
His speech is the softest whisper,

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The Creative Growth Art Center of Oakland has a studio where developmentally disabled adults make art. Chronicle Books has recently published a book of photographs of the artists and small samples of their work. Which is fucking incredible. Judith Scott's non-functional fiber art has received attention from the outside world before -- representation at Ricco Maresca and a monograph -- even though she has Down's, can't speak, and can't hear.

Some of the work is "typical" naive outsiderish; some rises above. Explore. How can you not like an artist named Lolita Triplette? The title and image of this post comes from the profile of Donald Mitchell.

Posted by dbrown at February 08, 2005 01:54 PM
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