Opening Saturday, September 14th, from 6PM - 10PM
On view through Saturday, October 5th
Everything Has Changed features work by artists who have experienced — or are experiencing — life changing health care experiences. The exhibit includes 2D work, 3D work, gallery hosted video, an evening of performance, a physician presentation through Agitator’s monthly Art of Science series, and a writing workshop facilitated by Surviving the Mic (date TBA).
Exhibit Preview & Physician Talk with Art of Science | Thursday, September 12, 7pm – 10pm
Dr. Gregory Primus, Orthopedic Surgeon
Opening Reception | Saturday September 14, 6pm – 10pm
Music will be provided by Andy Slater and the Society of Visually Impaired Sound Artists (SVISA).
Performance and Video Event | Saturday, September 21, 7pm – 10pm
Featuring a wide variety of original time-based work.
Closing Reception & Artists’ Talk | Saturday, October 5, 6pm – 10pm
Regular Gallery Hours
Monday & Wednesday 6pm – 9pm, Thursday & Friday 5pm – 8pm, or by appointment.
“This exhibit was inspired by my gratitude for a changed life, and my hope for a brighter future with universal, accessible, affordable quality health care. Pain is a cruel and brutal teacher. It makes you cautious; it makes you crave predictability. For years I put commas and periods in my life where they didn’t need to be. I learned how to trick the pain, but it was like squeezing a balloon, parts expanding and parts contracting, threatening to burst. I am now unlearning habits of a lifetime.”
– Gretchen Hasse, Curator
Curator Gretchen Hasse has lived with severe knee pain since she was a teenager. The pain and damage in her joints became more debilitating over time, and enduring it shaped her character. In the fall of 2018, with health insurance available in recent years through the ACA, she was able to get 2 full knee replacements. Successful surgeries have reshaped her life in ways that are still becoming clear to her.
Agitator Cooperative Gallery is a worker cooperative that makes decisions by consensus, valuing each member’s input equally, relying on non-hierarchical collective decision making. Agitator seeks to promote and engage significant art, including art made by conventionally overlooked artists.
Agitator Gallery will be wheelchair accessible for this event and all subsequent events.
Sara Peak Convery
Jennifer Hochgesang and Mimi Wallman