Join us for a challenging new opening
Friday, July 24 from 6-9 pm
Is what-you-see always what-you-get? In these three exhibits, artists Granite Palombo-Amit, Laura Blaker and Inbal Palombo-Amit present us with visuals that may make us question whether things are really as they first seem. And that perhaps we will want to give our environment a second look.
Exhibition dates: July 22 through August 15, 2015 Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm
explores themes of self-representation and memory as a fluid, constantly-evolving and constantly-relevant experience. The two artists of this show, Mike and Dave, represent their lives through drawings and paintings, choosing vignettes from their lives that helped form who they are today–two individuals who are constantly pushing back against the stereotypes of disability by independently representing their own narrative. In Art of Our Life, Mike and Dave represent themselves through a subjective, creative, memory-excavating process. The emphasis of the show is not based on an autobiographical true/false binary but is giving space for self-expression, self-healing, subjectivity and self-representation to two artists who are constantly working to defined themselves beyond the parameters that an ableist society has set.
Inbal Palombo-Amit is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her practice is inherently interdisciplinary and centered around questioning the status quo. She has been volunteering and interning at The Arts of Life since 2012 and has since then formed a strong bond with Mike and Dave and all the artists in the studio.