Nepenthe Gallery | Lee Jaworek Artism

By East City Art Editorial Team on November 13, 2023

Thu, November 9 2023 — Wed, November 22 2023

Bird Indigo by Lee Jaworek
Mixed media on canvas, framed 14×12
Photo credit: Nepenthe Gallery

Nepenthe Gallery will feature the artwork of Lee Jaworek, a 33-year-old autistic artist from the Washington metropolitan area at their weekly ART+WINE+CHEESE event on Thursday, November 9th from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Lee Jaworek, who calls his art Artism®, is a painter who sees the world through the prismatic lens of Autism. As a young artist with Autism, he challenges himself daily to create works that depict the triumphs and the beauty of the world around him—which is the world around us all.

Lee’s artwork is characterized by his use of vibrant colors. He believes “each color is just as important as every other color.” Lee’s sensory experience of light and color have a great deal of influence on his art. His artwork has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the Washington metropolitan area and most recently his “Sunflower” was seen on CBS News Sunday Morning.

“We at Nepenthe Gallery are delighted to shine a spotlight on Lee and his amazing works,” said gallery owner Carrie Garland. “Loosely translated Nepenthe is a Greek word meaning ‘a place of no sorrow’ so it is very fitting that we feature an uplifting and inspiring artist like Lee.”

Nepenthe Gallery is located at 7918 Fort Hunt Road Alexandria, VA