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'Swept Aside', mixed media (14' x 24' x 24') (Copyright 1992 Jon Berge)

Jon Berge

The focus of Jon Berge’s artwork lies in encouraging participants—regardless of prior experience, physical abilities, age, ethnicity, or class—to examine the relevance of art and accessibility in their own lives. Berge, who uses a wheelchair, attempts to create art with and for people with various types of disabilities, thus making access a key component of his work. Many of his pieces are tactile, or they incorporate alternative ways to experience them other than through sight. Berge lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, and has recently exhibited in New Orleans and Barcelona.

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