Widening The Circle: Multiple Perspectives Conference 2023https://ada.osu.edu/multiple-perspectives-conference/multiple-perspectives-2023
While following up on an interesting tidbit from a submitted proposal I came across "WITHOUT HANDS" The Art of Sarah Biffin (1784-1850)https://philipmould.com/exhibitions/31-without-hands-the-art-of-sarah-biffin/?fbclid=IwAR24k2hn4cCg-QPjxXGTy72glKuLny-VmTQj14xRTiJC7M3JUgxuGHX5CTQ a virtual and in person exhibition monunted by The Phillip Mould Gallery. It got me thinking.
The show explores Sarah Biffin’s work and her journey from sideshow attraction to successfuln artist patronised by royalty. Past attempts to illustrate her life have often perpetuated misconceptions and focused on her disabilty rather than her talents and successes. This exhibition, built on ground-breaking primary source research, will be the first of its kind to present Biffin’s artistic achievements, and represent her history and her voice (below is one of several self-protraits included)
How have the myths and misconceptions about disability changed? How do they continue to play out it education, the workplace and media?
Share your work, art or experiences with a proposal or save the date to to explore with us at the 2https://ada.osu.edu/multiple-perspectives-conference/multiple-perspectives-2023023 Multiple Perspectives Conferencehttps://ada.osu.edu/multiple-perspectives-conference/multiple-perspectives-2023https://ada.osu.edu/multiple-perspectives-conference/multiple-perspectives-202320-21 March, 2023 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Accepting proposals Final Submission Deadline: December 3, 2022
[self portrait in water color showing the artist siting on a carved wood and light blue velvet sofa, her torso and head showing above a table set with an easel and glass of water, she is wearing a black dress, with a white collar, the sleeves sewn short to cover her vestigal arrms, a loop of thread on her right shoulder holding a brush. Her black vlevet hat has a cascade of feather along her left cheek mirrioring her tiightlly crurled reddish hair on the right. The background show a rich red curtain and her artwork on the walls.]
L. Scott Lissner