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The Way I’m Wired: Artist Reflections on Neurodiversity

EXHIBITION: August 16 - May 5, 2023 
RECEPTION: September 1, 2022, 5-7pm
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Black male child with curly shoulder length hair. Vacant stare with drool coming out of his mouth. Subject is wearing a aquamarine button up shirt with a pink earphone in his ear.

Katie Miller, Boy with a Tangled Earphone, 2014, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibition Information
Everyone’s brain is wired differently. The Way I'm Wired: Artist Reflections on Neurodiversity invites artists to share their lived experiences with neurodiversity and how these experiences have impacted their work as an artist.

The term “neurodiversity,” first used by sociologist Judy Singer in the 1990s, is the idea that everyone’s brain is wired differently. We each think, learn, and relate to those around us in a wide variety of ways. While society conditions us to perceive certain types of brain functioning as “normal” and others as “abnormal,” neurodiversity encourages us to think outside this binary and to see neurological differences as a natural form of human variation, each deserving of respect, acceptance, and understanding.  

This exhibition aligns with the 2022-2023 campus theme of Mental Health and Wellness and connects with this year’s campus One Book—Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney. To learn more about WCU's campus theme, follow the LINK.

Chuck Bowdish
Margaret Curtis
Martin DeWitt
Jeff Edwards
Laura Grosch
Anna Jensen
Adam Larsen/Hum-Bar LLC
Alex S. MacLean
Katie Miller
Richard Ritter
Douglas White

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Reception Details
Reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 5-7PM. Light refreshments and drinks will be served at BAC's Star Atrium.

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