Care Work/The Let Down Reflex Micropublication

The Let Down Reflex is currently on view at UTM's Blackwood Gallery as a part of Letters and Handshakes' larger Take Care exhibition project. We're included in the exhibition's second circuit, Care Work, and the micropublication is now available for your reading pleasure! Click here for more.



The Let Down Reflex...Redux

Thrilled to continue to have the opportunity to take The Let Down Reflex new audiences! The latest iteration of our exhibition is open now through November 4th at UTM's Blackwood Gallery.


The Let Down Reflex at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre


CAA 2017

Amber Berson and I spoke at CAA 2017 about our work on The Let Down Reflex in the Maternal Art Activism session, part of the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA).


A Controlled Spill, Discussion-in-the-Round, and a Noise Show

Saturday, March 4, 2017

11am-4 pm

The Let Down Reflex is a day-long multi-part event that deepens the question of hospitality raised by the exhibition The hold: studies in the contemporary collectionThe Let Down Reflex project curators Amber Berson and Juliana Driever ask participants to draw a blueprint for a cultural scene that includes parents. They invite us to consider how arts and culture can engage disconnected or disinclined groups, and create spaces that are hospitable, spaces that invite broad participation and provide true access.

Berson and Driever propose that, although art galleries and other cultural venues provide creative programs for families to explore art together, they could do more. Re-considering opening reception and event hours, considering logistics for on-site care, providing space for (or simply welcoming) breastfeeding are issues for cultural spaces to consider. Could Saturday afternoon gallery visits become more enticing?


A controlled spill
Workshop for Families (offered by Leisure)
11 am–12 pm, André Biéler Studio

Panel Discussion: The Let Down Reflex
Amber Berson, Juliana Driever, Leah Sandals and Leisure
1–2:40 pm, Atrium
Free Child Care in the André Biéler Studio
12:45–3 pm

Kids at a Noise Show
Performance by LoVid (all ages)
3–4 pm, Atrium