Laura Swanson: Resistance
On View March 10

​Resistance is a solo exhibition of recent work by New York–based artist Laura Swanson. Over the past decade, Swanson has become known for her examination of the behavior of looking at physical difference and dwarfism, working across various media including drawing, installation, photography, and sculpture. Four feet tall in stature, the artist often depicts herself in both inviting and disrupting portraits, where she attempts to conceal herself in order to simultaneously resist and call attention to the viewer’s gaze. Rather than acting as a validation of identity, Swanson's work confronts and twists the relationship between subject and viewer to question bias toward the sameness and size of bodies, expectations of portraiture, histories of looking at difference, and assumptions when encountering people with disabilities in everyday life.​

​Curated by Amanda L Cachia

Part of the Eight Annual Reelabilities Film Festival, the leading arts festival on disabilities in the country​

Family Art Day
Sun, Apr 10, 10 am - noon
Free for everyone

Join us for a morning of exploration and art-making inspired by Laura Swanson's photography in Resistance. Families will have a chance to engage in sensory and interactive experiences that explore the concepts of identity and perspective that Swanson uses in her work. Activities will be available for children ages 1-7.

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