NOW EXTENDED through January 21, 2023.
In Patient / Belongings, photo-based artist Megan Bent presents a selection of photographic meditations from the series I Don't Want to Paint A Silver Lining Around It, which centers the artist's experience as a disabled person throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In this work, Bent embraces the disability concept of Crip Time, which values slowness and care over constant production, through radically imperfect and surprising photographic practice. Sleek archival pigment prints are shown alongside their light-sensitive chlorophyll print siblings, creating space for an intentional embrace of concurrent experiences, those of ability and disability, united under the corporeal impermanence that we all share.
Megan Bent is a lens-based artist interested in the malleability of photography and the ways image-making can happen beyond using a traditional camera. This interest started to occur after the diagnosis of a progressive chronic illness. Drawn to image-making processes that reject perfection, accuracy, or anycertainty in results, she is interested instead in processes that reflect and embrace her disabled experience;especially interdependence, impermanence, care, and slowness. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States at venues ranging from the Houston Center for Photography to festivals across France and Spain. She was a 2021/2022 Art + Disability Resident through Art Beyond Sight and has presented work at conferences domestically and abroad.
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At form & concept, we are committed to making our space accessible to all visitors. A publicly accessible, ADA compliant elevator can aid in navigating to the second floor of the space, where Megan Bent's work is now on view.
Friday, October 28, 5-7pm: Opening Reception
Frday, November 18, 5-7pm: Reception with the Artist
Saturday, November 18, 7-8pm: Artist Talk