Arts Project artist Terry Williams will feature alongside legacy and contemporary artists, including Judith Scott, Shinichi Sawata, Brian Caitling (and others) for the US exhibition Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture.
This exhibition began with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between Michigan and the Shiga Prefecture, but soon grew to accommodate a dynamic collection of works by contemporary artists from Australia, Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Through the finest examples of three-dimensional practice (sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation and video art), this exhibition emphasizes the relationship between disability and the fundamental human experiences of change and embodiment. This innovative project is organized jointly by DisArt, a Grand Rapids-based arts and culture organization promoting full participation of disabled people in the arts, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The exhibition offers audiences a survey of contemporary Disability sculpture through artists whose work represents local, national, and global perspectives on the lived experiences of disability.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an ADA regulated and accessible facility. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are barrier-free with ramps and paved pathways to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers and allow easy maneuverability. Courtesy wheelchairs are available for use. Although pets are prohibited, certified service dogs are welcomed. Accessible for all.
Exhibition: Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture
Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan, US
Dates: 14 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Image | Terry Williams, Guitar, 2017, mixed media, 115 x 28 x 16 cm.