New exhibition looks at the truth of disability

New exhibition looks at the truth of disability

New exhibition looks at the truth of disability

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A BOLTON artist has been inspired to create his first solo exhibition in response to comments made by the comedian Frankie Boyle about glamour model Jordan’s disabled son, Harvey.

Painter Andy Smith has cared for his disabled son for 20 years. he said: “Although most comedy has a victim, insensitivity towards a defenceless victim shows a lack of empathy and courage on a humane and artistic level.

“It is symptomatic of an attitude can exist towards the disabled and their carers that can lead to the several tragic consequences that we have seen in recent years.

“The aim of the show is to help the unaware, to understand that caring and the cared for can inspire a higher love and a sense of true perspective — at least for those who are willing to learn.”

The paintings, which have been made using acrylic paint on canvas, will be on display at the Neoartists’ “mini gallery” in Corporation Street from today.

The exhibition, titled “Who U lookin @ ? :D” will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, until March 5.

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