January 16 – February 27, 2009
The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College will present the first exhibition to address the intersection between disability identity and female identity in RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture. On view from January 16 – February 27, 2009, five female artists, four of whom are disabled, will exhibit sculpture that examines disability not as mental or physical insufficiency limited to a small minority, but as a widespread and diffuse cultural identity, like race or sexual orientation. This is not art as therapy or rehabilitation. It is art emerging from within disability culture that is at once activist and aesthetically innovative.
Co-curators: Jessica Cooley and Ann M. Fox, Ph.D.
A panel discussion was held on the opening night of RE/FORMATIONS, January 15, 2009 at 7pm.