Chloe Crawford at Slightly Cafe
Join us for our February exhibition opening “Signs and Symptoms” by Chloe Crawford. This exhibition will take place once again at Slighty Cafe in Eugene, Oregon on February 24th, from 6-9pm. Chloe works in a range of mediums, from painting and weaving to objects and graphic design.
Statement from the artist:
This work is about interacting with the world as a disabled person. I am interested in what non-disabled people know about disability (the signs), and how that differs from what disabled people know (the symptoms).
The work hangs at different heights with different perspectives, altering typical single-level displays which reserve the most privileged views for people whose eyes fall precisely five feet from the ground.
I invoke the overlooked and underestimated through everyday objects, teenage girls, and stay-at-home crafters as my stylistic influences. This shares a conceptual framework with disability: disabled people are routinely invisible and our contributions marginalized; we have historically been, and continue to be in many parts of the world, shut-in, self-taught outsiders.
My process involves self-imposing barriers, like hanging a canvas out of my reach in Reach New Heights I & II, and problem-solving barriers, like printing an image on a towel for easier movability in New Wheels.
Find Chloe online:
Signs and Symptoms by Chloe Crawford
February 24th – March 29th
Opening reception, Saturday Feb. 24th, 6-9pm
545 East 8th Ave, Suite A
Eugene, Oregon 97401