Park McArthur

  • American artist Park McArthur creates sculptures, sound, video, wall-based works, and writing that all grow out of her experience of everyday life. Responding to and working with the daily, McArthur uses her artistic practice as a way to critique and interrogate systems and conditions. Wheelchair-bound due to a form of muscular dystrophy, McArthur’s work, at times, deals with methods and limitation of access that the artist and others with disabilities face. Her New York gallery exhibition, Ramps (2014), consisted of portable wheelchair ramps borrowed from art spaces and institutions around the city. Placed in the gallery, directly on the floor, these portable ramps took on the look of Arte Povera sculptures, while also highlighting an issue important to the artist. During the run of the exhibition, the organizations that loaned the ramps also posted signs on their own buildings explaining the lack of wheelchair access, and pointing towards McArthur’s exhibition.

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American artist Park McArthur creates sculptures, sound, video, wall-based works, and writing that all grow out of her experience of everyday life. Responding to and working with the daily, McArthur uses her artistic practice as a way to critique and interrogate systems and conditions. Wheelchair-bound due to a form of muscular dystrophy, McArthur’s work, at times, deals with methods and limitation of access that the artist and others with disabilities face. Her New York gallery exhibition, Ramps (2014), consisted of portable wheelchair ramps borrowed from art spaces and institutions around the city. Placed in the gallery, directly on the floor, these portable ramps took on the look of Arte Povera sculptures, while also highlighting an issue important to the artist. During the run of the exhibition, the organizations that loaned the ramps also posted signs on their own buildings explaining the lack of wheelchair access, and pointing towards McArthur’s exhibition.