Acero, Bennett, Chu + Papalia | Madness+Mobility at Gallery Gachet
The exhibition Madness + Mobility: The Art of Inclusion presents the work of four Vancouver-based artists/industrial designers, Melodie Acero (’11), Dean Bennett (’10), Lavinia Chu (’11) and Carmen Papalia, who employ innovative and artful solutions to making art and space inclusive. The artists examine the confinements - psychological, physical and economic – that artists and individuals can face when informed by mental health issues, physical impairment or other forms of marginalization. Engaging the concept of mobility - literally and metaphorically - these creators work to invent escape routes from confining restrictions, creating spaces of inclusion while underscoring the creative process essential to equitable access.
The exhibition and related programs are curated by Gabriella Solti (’11).
July 6 - 29, 2012
Opening Reception | Friday, July 6, 7 - 10pm.
- Melodie Acero, Dean Bennett and Lavinia Chu will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Gabriella Solti Thursday, July 12, 6:30pm.
- Social practice artist, Carmen Papalia will present an artist talk titled Cutting Disability out of Disability Art Friday, July 27, 5:30pm and will lead Blind Field Shuttle, a non visual art walk in the city Friday, July 27, 6:30pm starting at the gallery.
The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Innovation Grant.