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Erin H. Meyer, The Big Dumb 2017
Reception: October 8, 9-11am
Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University presents “Paraphrase the Invisible”, October 8 – November 1, featuring sculptural installations by Erin Meyer.
Fueled by a rejection of society’s lingering perception of impairment as a negative, or inferior variation of human existence, Erin Meyer’s work illustrates how living with a disability is inherently non-binary: that the disabled experience is at once both positive and negative, biological and social, personal and political. Meyer’s work aims to promote a new conception of the disabled body, showing that those living with a disability are no better, nor any worse, than their able-bodied counterparts. Whether the emotive fiber sculptures are glittering and luscious, or looming and unsettling, they nonetheless share the same underlying narrative: that the word disability only means different.
Erin Meyer was born in Anchorage, AK and currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. In 2018, she received her MFA from the University of Washington.