Shapes in Space: A CATA A.R.T. Retrospective

Join us for the opening of SHAPES IN SPACE, a retrospective exhibit of artwork created by CATA artists with disabilities at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, MA. The exhibit features paintings by CATA artists who use the Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) technique to create their work. “SHAPES IN SPACE: A CATA A.R.T. Retrospective” offers a rare opportunity to experience this vibrant body of work created throughout the last twelve years. A free, public art opening will be held on March 15 from 4:30-6:30pm with many of the artists in attendance.

Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street; Lee, MA

Public Opening:
Thursday, March 15, 2018 · 4:30-6:30pm

March 8 – April 10, 2018

Carol Neuhaus “Outside the Box”

Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) is an innovative painting technique developed by artist Tim Lefens that is designed to give full artistic control to people with profound physical disabilities who do not have the dexterity to apply paint brush to canvas. Through the A.R.T. technique, these artists use a laser pointer and a trained art “tracker” to create stunning, original works of art. “SHAPES IN SPACE” features paintings by 20 CATA artists with disabilities created using the A.R.T. technique between 2006 and 2017.

“SHAPES IN SPACE: A CATA A.R.T. Retrospective” runs from March 8 through April 10 at Good Purpose Gallery at 40 Main Street in Lee, MA. The paintings, each in acrylic on canvas, range widely in stylistic expression and scale of size.

All works in the exhibit are professionally matted, framed, and available for sale, with proceeds supporting commissions for individual artists. This event is part of CATA’s “Art on Tour” program, where original works of art created by CATA artists travel throughout the year to museums, galleries, community centers, and other venues in Berkshire County.

The exhibit is funded by October Mountain Financial Advisors, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other generous supporters.