Artist Valerie Salez works with children with disabilities to emphasize the state of making and being with Play, Fall, Rest, Dance at Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada.
Artist Valerie Salez creates an environment that encourages artistic freedom, exploration and installation-making over the course of several weeks. Children participate in art-making sessions that reimagine the space through the use of various materials, some of which are repurposed from Salez’ past projects, and through performance, movement, sound and play.
The artist works with children with disabilities to emphasize the state of making and being, the pursuit of uninhibitied creative exploration that is void of rules, structures and concepts of ‘right or wrong’ and ‘perfection vs. mistakes’. Children are enabled with artistic autonomy and the artist thoughtfully guides them to explore their creative processes. Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2014
Valerie Salez gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for funding the PLAY FALL REST DANCE project and website.