Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Shannon Finnegan: Lone Proponent of Wall-to-Wall Carpet

Curated by Heather Anderson and Fiona Wright

09 February – 31 July 2020

Through drawing, installation, alt-text, performative events and workshops, Shannon Finnegan makes work about disability culture and access, specifically for disabled audiences. As she describes, her work and reflects the humour, vibrance and nuance of such communities. Finnegan’s practice also calls attention to ableism, seeking to destabilize it through humour and subtle interventions.

The Brooklyn-based artist’s exhibition Lone Proponent of Wall-To-Wall Carpet follows on her Disruptions Series lecture “A Completely Customized World Where Everything Is Just How I Like and Need It” and features drawings from portrait series, a portable mural series and customized benches along with other elements that seek to make the gallery a more welcoming and comfortable space for experiences with art.


Listen to an audio tour of the exhibition narrated by Shannon Finnegan and Fiona Wright, here.

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