We were lucky this month to interview Amanda. She is a free-lance, fine arts curator focusing on disability and other social justice issues. Are you interested in disability and art? This is a must hear.
Recently Amanda selected and organized “Medusa’s Mirror: Fears, Spells & Other Transfixed Positions” for Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland. The show included 8 artists challenging the able-bodied gaze on the disabled subject. Among her upcoming shows Laura Swanson and Corban Walker works will be at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, MA from October 29 – December 15, 2012. She will be presenting a lecture on the works and disability influences of Chuck Close at the de Young Museum, October 13, 2012. Also, she is the Chair of the Dwarf Artists Coalition for the Little People of America.
Yeah that doctor told me, "Son you don't need no pills,
just a handful of nickels and a jukebox will cure your ills."
Carl Perkins, disabled rockabilly pioneer