In collaboration with the Cultural Equity Incubator Gallery, Open Door has opportunities to showcases the works of emerging and established artists with disabilities and works to convene the community in conversations around disability, identity, and culture.  


Megan Bent: "Slowly, the Sun Weaves Past Into Present"   

On view October 12, 2023 - February 12, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26, 5 - 7 pm  Please follow this link to RSVP

From the Artist

This exhibition brings together two bodies of work, Latency and I Don’t Want To Paint A Silver Lining Around It, for the first time. Latency explores hidden disabilities, companionship, stigma, and the medicalized body. Printing my medical imagery reclaims my agency as a patient. I create these images with love and care, and in the process, the parts of me that are seen as deficient in the medical world are transformed into living temporal pieces of beauty. I Don’t Want To Paint A Silver Lining Around It explores my experience of being immunocompromised and high-risk in the pandemic. The subject matter highlights isolation during prolonged sheltering in place, daily walks, masking, doctor visits, medical treatment, changing warning signs at the pharmacy, and rest.

All of the images were created through chlorophyll printing which uses photosynthesis to print images onto leaves. Through this process I connect disability and nature, claiming disability as a valuable part of diversity.

A round hosta leaf. Printed in the chlorophyll is my shadow reflected in a swimming pool. Surrounding my shadows are wavy patterns of refracted light in the water.
"Quarantine Day 527"
A round brown hydrangea leaf on a black background. Printed in the light umber chlorophyll is a self-portrait where half my face is lit by the sun and my head and eyes are tilted upward.
"Quarantine Day 7"
A green oval-shaped hosta leaf on a black background. The leaf is going diagonally across the frame with the leaf stem in the top left. Printed into the chlorophyll is a self-portrait where my eyes and face masks are visible. The rest of my face and hair gradually disappear into the leaf.
"Quarantine Day 280"
A green hydrangea leaf on a black background. The leaf has dark purple and light grey spots from weathering in the fall. Printed in the chlorophyll in a lighter green are Richard III’s spine and rib cage.
"Villainous Character"


The Cultural Equity Incubator, Boston, is located at:
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA 02210

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The Cultural Equity Incubator is on the first floor of the Midway Artist Studio Building.

Please enter the building through the front door where there is a lift (dimensions: 36" by 54"). Once you reach the main floor take a left down the hallway, Studio 103 is right past the media lab, with the Incubator door on the right.

There are two gender neutral and accessible bathrooms on the first floor, nearby the Cultural Equity Incubator entrance.

Please note: there are push buttons on the doors to the bathroom but not to the Incubator itself. Incubator community members are happy to support with the door, please knock, or call, for our attention.

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