OWN YOUR CERVIX on display January 13 – March 31, 2017
Opening Reception: January 12, 7-9PM
Own Your Cervix is an interactive installation that uses menstrual blood to physically and metaphorically create a gendered space reflecting on what defines our bodies. In this boundary-pushing show, Dion Fletcher invites us to think about how our bodies, and the ways we think about our bodies, are marked and defined, challenging a medical and anthropological lens.
This exhibition features audio description for all works and will have multiple tactile pieces. All events associated with this exhibit will be barrier-free and will have ASL interpretation. We request that you help us make this event scent-free. This is a FREE event.
An Afternoon of Self-Examination
As part of the exhibition, audiences will be invited to participate in private self-exam sessions, guided by the artist. All persons with or without a cervix are welcome to participate. Materials and instruction will be provided in the privacy of a 30-minute individual appointment. Appointments are available:
January 12, 4-6PM
January 13, 11AM – 2PM
January 14, 11 AM – 2PM
January 16, 1-5PM
Drop-in hours are available January 13 and January 14 from 2-5PM with ASL interpretation available during all drop in appointments.
To make an appointment, please visit tangledarts.org/ownyourcervix/
About Vanessa Dion Fletcher
Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts International Residency in Santa Fe, New Mexico U.S.A.
About Tangled Art Gallery
Tangled Art Gallery is located in studio 122 on the main floor of the 401 Richmond Building. The nearest accessible TTC stations are: Spadina station (take the southbound Spadina accessible streetcar), Union station (take northbound Spadina accessible streetcar) or Osgoode station.
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Tangled Art Gallery (TAG) is dedicated to exhibiting disability art and showcasing the highest standard of accessible curatorial practice.