When Kanika Gupta‘s life was thwarted by a serious brain injury, she was forced to rebuild from the ground up. Re-learning to read, look at screens or do much of anything at all was extremely difficult. It was then that art entered her life. She gained immediate therapeutic benefit through creating art, which in turn served to give her life new meaning.
Now, an exhibit of her multidisciplinary work, Rethink Recovery, will be on display at Lakeshore Arts (2422 Lake Shore Boulevard W) from November 7th to December 2nd. The exhibit will challenge existing cultural and medical assumptions of what it means to be “recovered,” while offering a glimpse into Gupta’s personal transformation.
As part of the project, Gupta will be offering two free artist-led workshops (on November 11th + 29th) entitled “Experiencing Recovery.” Using her own artistic approach, this hands-on immersive workshop invites participants to discover and experience what recovery means to them. Shape, form and function will be explored through the creation of 3D works of art.
To learn more or to register, visit here.