"It used to be said that Art is good for Disability. I hope we're moving to a place where we can say that Disability is good for Art." - Sean Lee, Gallery Manager Tangled Art
I've been the artist in residence at Tangled Art + Disability for two weeks now.
Where has the time gone?
This phenomenal organization has given me access to their gallery and studio spaces at the historic 401 Richmond Street building in Toronto where I've invited people to come and sit for a one-on-one portrait sitting with the intention of adding new portraits to the ever-growing series (close to 550 at last count).
The days have blown by in a blur of activity. Onalea has been playing studio assistant and we have been putting in 10-12 hour days at the building, often three portrait sittings a day, plus working on new tactile work, stretching old work and preparing the install (which begins today).
It's coming along very nicely, I must say. There's an incredible amount of work to do, but I'm surrounded by fantastic people who are ready and willing to lend a hand. I really couldn't do this without the support I'm getting.
Thank you so much to the folks at Tangled, to Onalea, to my patrons, and to everyone who has come (and is coming) to sit for a portrait. It's such a wonderful thing to just sit and chat, to sketch, and to capture some time together. I'm honoured.
Through A Tired Eye:
Opening Reception: January 24, 6-8pm
Runs: January 24-February 24th
Tangled Art Gallery
S-122, 401 Richmond Street
Special ASL Interpreted Presentation of "Assassinating Thomson"
January 28th. Doors at 6. Show at 6:30