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“Where all bodies are exquisite” by painter Riva Lehrer

Posted in Disability Art, and News

Read a really interesting NYT op-ed piece by disabled artist Riva Lehrer that combines her art and a little about her teaching medical students.

Image shows a 2003 painting by Riva Lehrer of poet and essayist Eli Clare. On the left of the painting is the figure of Clare with wire-rimmed glasses, short cropped ginger hair, wearing hiking boots, denim shorts and pale blue shirt, kneeling in a forest, with one knee on the ground, looking to the bottom right of the painting. A small tree with red leaves is growing up through Clare’s shirt and there is ambiguity as to whether there is a struggle or a conscious process going on with the tree. On the ground in the middle of the painting are snippets of ginger hair and plaits. A cosy looking blue checked garment lies in front of the tree to the right of the painting.


Opulent Mobility 2017 Entries Open

Posted in Call for entry, and Disability Art

from Laura Brody extolling artists to submit pieces to Opulent Mobility 2017:

I want you to be excited and inspired to submit strong work to Opulent Mobility. It’s my responsibility as the developer and curator to engage artists to help make Opulent Mobility a truly radical showcase for re-imagining disability. So I am offering a challenge.

I challenge you to imagine a world where mobility, disability, and access can be opulent.

I challenge you to approach the work with thoughtfulness, humor, creativity, and care.

Because if we do not imagine a better world, we can’t make one happen.

In return, I promise to share your work everywhere I can.

Submit your artwork at www.opulentmobility com