Leala Hewak and Laura Shintani: Fault Lines
Exhibition Dates: May 3 – June 15, 2019
Opening Reception: May 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: May 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Second Saturday Social: June 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tangled Art + Disability
401 Richmond St W Ste 122
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
About the Exhibition
Acceptance of change and change through acceptance—Fault Lines explores processes emblematic of observant insight and growth gained from conditions of challenge and disruption. It approaches disturbance with openness and optimism, and challenges the problematic and commonly accepted ideas about disability and aesthetics. Using altered photographs, video, fabricated materials, and immersive installations, artists Leala Hewak and Laura Shintani mindfully embrace ambiguity through spirited works that speak to lived experiences of neurodiversity and embodied difference. Reclaiming trauma and uncertainty, the artists explore ways of constructively reframing notions of recovery, adjustment, and adaptation. Fault Lines honours how these nuanced investigations of brokenness reconcile in relation to the unique formation of identities, experiences, and ways of being.
Curated by Claudette Abrams and Sean Lee
Fault Lines is presented by two of the leaders in disability and mental health in the arts: Tangled Art + Disabilityand Workman Arts. Tangled Art + Disability operates Canada’s first disability art gallery, and Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation.
Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibit. We will have ASL interpreters and attendant care 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 (going south from Spadina Station), and the 510 Spadina Richmond Street Stop (going north from Union Station).
Tangled Art + Disability / Tangled Art Gallery
Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.
There are two accessible entrances to 401 Richmond. At the northwest corner of the building, a ramp leads upward from the sidewalk to an automatic entrance onto the building’s main floor that measures 34″ wide, and with a lip that measures 1″ high. The other entrance at the northeast corner is less evident but equally, if not more, accessible. The automatic door measures 34″ wide and inside has a gradual ramp downwards which leads towards the elevators.
|Street Level without Steps||Yes|
|Street Level with Steps||Yes|
|Number of Steps||5|
|Ramp Available Upon Reqyest||No|
|Width of doorway||38"|
|Automatic Door Opener||Yes|
|Vestibule at Entrance||Yes|
|Width of door in Vestibule||38"|
|Automatic Door Opener in Vestibule||Yes|
|Vestibule Door opens in same direction as Main door||Yes|
|Single Occupancy Accessible Washroom||Yes|
|Washroom Door Width||34"|
|Washroom Automatic Door Opener||No|
|Grab Bars Beside and Behind the Toilet||Yes|
|Obstructions Under the Sink||No|
|Measurement from the Bottom of the Sink to the Floor||Unknown|
|Wheelchair Accessible Stall|
|Wheelchair Accessible Stall in a Washroom||No|
|Hallways & Doors|
|Interior hallways width||90"|
|Doorways width in public spaces||Unknown|
|Public area in your space is all on one level||Yes|
|Venue has a screening room / theatre||No|
|Accessible Parking available on site||No|