EXHIBITION: BEYOND THE MASK - AN EXPLORATION OF NEURODIVERGENT PERSPECTIVES

EXHIBITION: BEYOND THE MASK - AN EXPLORATION OF NEURODIVERGENT PERSPECTIVES

23rd Jun 2023

Step into a world where masks transcend their conventional purpose, revealing the intricate tapestry of human and animal experience through the eyes of neurodivergent artists. "Beyond the Mask" is an immersive exhibition that invites viewers to explore the layers of identity, perception, and expression through a stunning collection of masks crafted from unconventional materials.

At the heart of the exhibition lies a profound exploration of the masks we all wear to navigate the complexities of social interaction and self-preservation. Each mask, meticulously sculpted from foil and wadding into three-dimensional forms, serves as a tangible representation of the myriad facades we present to the world. Through these works of art, viewers are encouraged to reflect on their own masks and the subtle nuances of authenticity that lie beneath. As visitors journey through the exhibition, they encounter three distinct thematic threads woven into the fabric of the masks: the masks we wear to hide, the beasts that lurk within and without, and the cherished icons of pop culture that illuminate our lives.

In a vibrant celebration of passion and fandom, the final section of the exhibition showcases masks inspired by beloved icons of pop culture. From superheroes to sci-fi legends, each mask is infused with the artist's unique perspective, inviting viewers to rediscover the joy and wonder of their favourite stories and characters.

"Beyond the Mask" transcends the boundaries of traditional art, offering a profound and deeply personal exploration of neurodivergent perspectives. Through the transformative power of creativity, these artists invite us to peel back the layers of our own masks and embrace the beauty of authenticity. 

Created by students on the Pathways to Employment course from the City of Bristol College.

Location: The Art Space, Cass Art Bristol

Dates: Monday 10th - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Admission: FREE

Please note, this exhibition takes place on the lower ground floor and there is no step-free access.