London shape open exhibition explores disability art

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Added On February 22, 2016

The annual London Shape Open exhibition wraps up on Sunday at London Guest Projects Space.
 
Themed "My Life", the exhibition of 2016 encourages both disabled and non-disabled artists to creatively express life through the lens of disability.
 
The artists used an exciting range of daily goods to modify into their ideas.
 
They expressed their memory, nostalgia and processes of internal reflection through the works.
 
SOUNDBITE: JUSTIN PICCIRILLI, Artist
"I decided to create something that expresses my struggle in my everyday life, so I decided to express that in a three-dimensional object, that's how I came up with this idea of where I was. The piece is called Stone of Stumbling, Rock of Offence, which is a change in your pathway."
 
Artist Kate Murdoch suffers from partial hearing loss. Her work "Bad Head Day" used collected objects to express her struggle of hearing and engaging with conversations in her day-to-day life.
 
SOUNDBITE: KATE MURDOCH, Artist
"A lot of my collections are about people from the past, especially my grandmother, I collected lots of things from her home and I've worked with those. This one is a very straight forward piece, by comparison to the others. I mean, I love it, it's fun. I do like fun in the work, it shouldn't all be serious and morbid, about loss. Because there's fun thing in life as well."
 
The exhibition was opened on February 4th.