What with the opening of autism-centered “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” the San Francisco Chronicle had an article on plays with disability as the central theme. The article by Steven Winn is an OK overview. Obviously, it is not going to have the kind of analysis and criticism the disability community would like, but it is not bad for a mainstream newspaper. The photo used in the print edition of the long leg braced Kevin Spacey as Richard III is particularly cringe worthy. If you follow the link you will notice the photo is not included in the online version.
Disability Arts : Bay Area Posts
The Wall Street Journal has a long article about Sara Hendren at Olin College and her work on bringing an artistic perspective to the design of disability-related products. Amanda Cachia Gambrel, who was in the Bay Area while at California Institute of the Arts—she’s now in the San Diego/LA area, worked with them to develop a very cool collapsible lectern. Amanda is one of the top curators of disability art and is always getting involved in interesting projects. The article describes various projects that combine technology with a flair for an aesthetic sensibility.
Happening today: You are Enough
An exhibition of visual art that pushes against the stigma associated with Crazy. Through this work, artists leverage self-love, healing and join through collective voice towards a movement that focuses on self-knowledge and acknowledgment rather than diagnosis. Featured artists include The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins, Tricia Jameson-Tutwiler, and Sophie Spinelle.
The opening reception will be at 1pm today, June 3, 2017 at SOMAarts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA.
Gallery hours are June 3 : 1pm-4pm and June 4 : 11am-3pm.
You can find the facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739387406352990