September 7 - October 19
Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned
Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability
S-122, 401 Richmond St. W, Toronto, Ontario
September 7 – October 19
FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED
Peter Owusu-Ansah, Sarah Ferguson, and Salima Punjani
FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED is the first of four exhibitions that make up the series, FLOURISHING. Featuring the work of seven artists from across Canada, this exhibition series addresses the complexities of what it means to flourish, and how flourishing exists in harmony with, and in juxtaposition to, suffering.
SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED is more inquiry than proclamation. The three featured artists do not present simple answers but rather, transform the gallery into a forum unfolding debate – within themselves, with each other, and with the audience.
Ferguson’s work explores the Trans experience; how Trans individuals embody themselves and their environments. Owusu-Ansah’s work as a Deaf artist seeks to deepen audiences’ perception of visual art, and understanding of how Deaf folks navigate a hearing world. Punjani’s work asks audiences to interact with their bodies and their surroundings in new contextual ways. Each artist uses their work as a springboard for us to challenge our understandings of bodies, both our own and those of others.
Opening Reception for FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED:
September 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Session with Peter Owusu-Ansah:
September 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Artist Talk with Sarah Ferguson, Peter Owusu-Ansah and Salima Punjani:
September 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Second Saturday Social:
October 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibit. ASL interpreters and attendant care will be present during public engagements. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment. Tangled Art Gallery is located in studio 122 on the main floor on the 401 Richmond Building. The closest accessible subway station is at Osgoode Station. The closest accessible streetcar stop is the 510 Spadina Queen Street West Stop.