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My Head Lay on a Trusty Word
Roberto Santaguida

Opening Reception: April 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Media Preview: April 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Exhibition dates: April 19 - May 19, 2018 - Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Tangled Art Gallery
S-122, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON

Tangled Art Gallery opens Roberto Santaguida’s documentary film exhibition, My Head Lay on a Trusty Word. This is the final exhibition of Space Shapes Place, a national series of vibrant commissions produced by Tangled Art + Disability.

The narrative of My Head Lay on A Trusty Word sculpts a tale of Santaguida’s own personal journey: at fourteen years old, he ran away from home and dreamt he found redemption on the Atlantic coast. For this project, the artist replicated his travels east, revisiting the small towns, scenic routes, twilight beaches, and the woman who helped him find his way back.

“Santaguida’s exhibition is the perfect conclusion to our Space Shapes Place series for the ways it reframes the experiences of longing and frustration as a site filled with discovery and potential. Whereas mainstream depictions of disabled life are fraught with the absence of richness and growth, Santaguida’s desire to transcend the trappings of isolation opens a connection to his audience that can resonate with us all in the simple experience of being human. This transient experience of disabled vitality weaves a tenuous bond throughout our series, linking art as vital to the radical notion of disabled joy.”
– Sean Lee, Gallery Manager and 2017 Curator in Residence

For more information on this exhibition, you can view our Facebook event page and our website.

About the Artist
Since completing his studies in film production at Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida has worked extensively in documentary and experimental film. His films have shown at more than 250 international festivals around the world. Santaguida is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.

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About Tangled Art + Disability
Tangled Art + Disability is 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.

About Space Shapes Place
Space Shapes Place is a national exhibition series of commissioned works by Deaf, Mad and disability artists, supported by Ontario 150 and the Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door program. Spanning ten months in Tangled Art Gallery, the series features multidisciplinary creations by artists from across the country, exploring themes of disability culture, identity, community and lived experience across Canada.

Access Information
Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibit. For public engagements we will have ASL interpreters, live transcription and attendant care present. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment

Directions
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 (Queen Street stop going south from Spadina Station, Richmond Street stop going north from Union Station.)

For images, interviews, or more information please contact: Kristina McMullin
P: 647 725 5064
E: kristina@tangledarts.org
Website: tangledarts.org/

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