Thanks to a tip from good FADER friend Simone Shubuck, we stopped by Jack Hanley Gallery in Chinatown, LA to check out the new Aurie Ramirez exhibition and quickly realized that we were not prepared for the awesomeness therein. Aurie's brilliant watercolors exist in a world of her own invention, inhabited by face-painted androgynes and dancing pastries (maybe hot dogs?). Aurie is one of the artists developed by Creative Growth Art Center, a Bay Area group that fosters artistic achievement in adults with physical, developmental and emotional disabilities. Ramirez speaks and writes in a language of her own creation, and her paintings are as idiosyncratic and engaging as her personality. For more images of her work, make the jump, and visit Jack Hanley Gallery where the exhibition will be on display until February 24th.