In the Mirror –  Shape Open 2022

In the Mirror – Shape Open 2022

I am very delighted indeed to have a piece very close to my heart featured in Shape Arts’ 2022 Exhibition, In the Mirror. I’m honoured to be placed alongside some incredible disabled artists, including TRIAD’s very own Charlie Fitz!

The 2022 #ShapeOpen is live now! 📢

Back for its tenth consecutive year, twenty-five international disabled and non-disabled artists respond to 2022’s curatorial theme: ‘In the mirror’ 🪞 Works were selected via a public open call in collaboration with artist @christophersamuel_

In culture, mirrors are used to symbolise truth. It is also said that art is a mirror turned on society, reflecting the issues and mood of the current moment. In this way, the artist interrogates and sheds light, revealing things that might otherwise be disguised or hidden.

For disabled people, however, too often what they find in the cultural mirror is distorted, filled with representations that are not only untrue, but harmful, damaging to individuals and communities.

This exhibition treats the subject of disability differently, using the lens of lived experience. Taking place in an age when mirrors are everywhere, even in our phones, it challenges the processes and assumptions that forge our ideas of who we are, and how we are shown.

As these twenty-five artists turn the mirror on themselves and society, we invite you to explore what might be found.

Exhibiting artists: @_coronadiary @sop__sop__sop @alec_1403 @charliejlfitz @yewande103 @andreaspisto @damien_m_robinson anonymous,@yazzbaz @cinsally @maewhen @projectability @ingoldby_freddie @lejinfan @katielunagoldfinch @tornpaperpieces, @unreelcity @elliepageok @babe__lin @nicola.e.gregory @haslam492 @dextermcleanphotography @shadowlightproductions @twinklywinkly, and @sarkisartist

Website design: @frontwardsdesign

Creative team: @shapearts @hayes_eli @emilyhrodders

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