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Raising Stanley
StoryTellers Nuit Blanche (2013)
Official Portrait of Michaëlle Jean
27th Governor General of Canada (2012)
tea/leaves (2010)
Afghanistan (2007-09)
(Canadian Forces Artist Program)
Blanche Dot Doris (2008)
Doris (2008-10)
Marjorie (2006-07)
Cut (2005-07)

Assortment (2009-2016)

guest artist
Barbara Bailey


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stanley gets busy
acrylic on canvas, 40.6 x 40.6 cm, 2016

Self Portraits
Part 1
Part 2
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Past Series
Are You Being Served? small 2005
Are You Being Served? 2004-05

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Interiors
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The Great Rectory Art Party - Sixth Annual Open Studios
179 Murray Street, Ottawa
Thursday 24 November 2016, from 5pm-8pm
ALL WELCOME

Raising Stanley
In their collaborative performance piece, Karen Bailey and Kim Kilpatrick delve into issues of identity, accessibility and canine service using sound and images. Referencing the idea of labour and community, Karen Bailey’s acrylic paintings depict the socialization process inherent in raising a guide dog for the blind. Born blind, storyteller Kim Kilpatrick brings forward the voice of an artist with a disability; voices not often heard in our community. Using her art to break down the barriers erected towards herself and others with disabilities, her personal stories reflect the lived experience as a handler of a guide dog.

This performance installation echoes an historical truth - mans relationship with animals has been economic, passionate and complex. In contemporary society, with an increasing emphasis on the rights of non-human animals, we must ask ourselves: is he just a dog that works, a tool to make humans life easier or is he more than that?

 

Visit: raisingstanley.com
Stanley is with the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.