Thursday, 3 November 2011
Righting Misconceptions Series Description
Anne-Marie Gray's current practice involves using her photo and video work to pull off the shade of stereotype and prove how capable people with Downs Syndrome are. By using her own brother as content in her work, she and her brother are made vulnerable to present this issue, creating a closer relationship between artist, content and audience. In addition, creating a collaborative exhibition, where her brother's art is displayed alongside hers, exemplifies the need for equality for artists with learning disabilities. "Artists with learning disabilities, should be regarded as no more special nor less significant as artists because of their condition. They should be respected for their craft, as we would respect any artist."