Scenes From Friday’s ‘(This) Ability’ Art Opening

To many, a wheelchair is a symbol of confinement. In Friday’s opening reception for (‘This) Ability’, a wheelchair has been yarn-bombed in a rainbow of colors to show that wheels provide others with the opportunity to be mobile. Display created by Irene Berenstein. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Patrons peruse the art during Friday’s opening reception at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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At Friday’s Artists Reception for (This) Ability at Fuller Lodge Art Center, the artists reveal the challenges they faced while creating the art and what challenged their artwork.

Although their explanations are in a binder along with the artists’ biographies, the work in the show stands by itself. The written words just provide a new level of understanding. To many, a wheelchair is a symbol of confinement. In (This) Ability a wheelchair has been yarn-bombed in a rainbow of colors to show those who take their legs for granted, that wheels provide others with the opportunity to be mobile.

The viewer is invited to sit in this wheelchair, to see the world from a different perspective, bringing the viewer into the world of those who sit in a wheelchair day in and day out.

In (This) Ability artists take patrons down a new road by acknowledging and working with limitations, pathological or otherwise – showing that struggles and difficulties are often what make people stronger and force them to forge a unique path.

Trish Ebbert’s show, From The Subconscious, also opened Friday in the Portal Gallery.

 

Guests sample the fare at Friday’s Artists Reception for (This) Ability at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local artist Majorie Madsen’s paintings of her daughter Chloe are on display at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
‘Four Years in the Making by Albuquerque artist Salomon Tarin is on display at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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