Access Denied + Being Grayson: Artist Talk and Reception
Being Grayson by Julia Vandenoever
Artist Talk & Reception For two concurrent exhibitions: Access Denied and Being Grayson Friday, March 17, 2023 6 – 7 pm Access Gallery Access Gallery is excited to present two new
Artist Talk & Reception
For two concurrent exhibitions: Access Denied and Being Grayson
Friday, March 17, 2023
6 – 7 pm
Access Gallery is excited to present two new exhibitions on display during Denver’s Month of Photography, Access Denied featuring participants from Access Gallery’s Photography Residency, and Being Grayson featuring new works by photographer Julia Vandenoever.
Join us on Friday, March 17 from 6 – 8 pm to meet the artists and learn about their processes and inspirations.
Access Denied is an exploration of street photography through the lens of disability activism. This show is a culmination of Access Gallery’s photography residency program taught by teaching artists Ron Davis and Andre Rodriguez. Artists were supplied with cameras, mentorship, and instruction to document their experiences on the streets of Denver.
On our Spotlight Wall we will exhibit Being Grayson, mixed media photography by Julia Vandenoever that tells the story of her son Grayson who lives with ADHD and dyslexia. The series documents his daily life in two ways: portraiture and artifacts. Photographs are printed and given to Grayson to write out his emotional response to the images that depict himself. Also on display are Grayson’s own art projects, letters, to-do lists, and more. This collaboration between mother and son tells a compelling story of love, exasperation, and ultimately triumph.