The artists of Opulent Mobility will be:
Megan Bent, A. Laura Brody, Ciara Chapman, Katherine Chudy, Vanessa Cruz, Bronte Grimm, Francesca Hummler, David Isakson, Noel Malloy, Ellen Mansfield, Lisa Merida-Paytes, Teresa Shea, Katherine Sherwood, Annelies Slabbynck, Emily Tironi, and Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen. The artists this year hail from across the United States, Ireland, Belgium, and Finland, and the artwork covers disability in a myriad of forms.
Many thanks to everyone who shared their work! My co-curator Anthony Tusler and I truly enjoyed going over the submissions and selecting the art. Now it's time for me to get to work mounting the exhibit.
In the meantime, please enjoy past exhibits at www.opulentmobility.com.
This web site is a great way to find out the basics of what I do as an artist, a teacher, and a curator. The blog gets updated maybe once a month, and it'll keep you in the loop.
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A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.