Nonprofit Make Studio, dedicated to amplifying the exceptional artistry of neurodivergent, disabled, and self-taught artists, is excited to announce a dual exhibition opening soon:

“PRIMO: A trio of artistic cousins show how we are better together.”
at Art Enables April 27 – June 8, 2024 | at Make Studio May 4 – June 15, 2024

Make Studio, Art Enables (Washington, DC), and Riera Studio / Art Brut Project Cuba (Havana, Cuba) are proud to present “PRIMO,” a two-site exhibition that brings together work by artists from all three progressive art studios*. On view at both Art Enables and Make Studio, this exhibition marks the Riera Studio artists’ U.S. debut. We invoke the word “primo” as both English slang for “excellent” and the Spanish word for “cousin.” The works on view display a wide range of artistic visions, while stylistic and thematic similarities reveal a meaningful kinship. Groupings of works sharing recognizable threads–– e.g., “warm glow”,”little ones in a big crowd”,”artifacts from the future—are gathered together in a conversation that spans borders. The artworks speak to one other and are also part of a larger discourse, that of the rich history of self-taught and other artistry described as “outsider”. While the genre definitions have evolved over time, the heart of what they define persists— self-taught artists who express themselves on the margin of the established cultural mainstream. All three participating studios celebrate these unique perspectives, their crucial place in the larger arts landscape, and the crucial connectivity that is amplified when we are together.

at Art Enables April 27 – June 8, 2024
2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20018
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & by appt.

at Make Studio May 4 – June 15, 2024
3326 Keswick Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & by appt. Additional hours will be announced on social media.

Opening receptions: April 27 at Art Enables, 5 – 7 p.m. | May 4 at Make Studio, 5 – 7 p.m.

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