New SDSU Exhibition Features Artwork Highlighting Disability Justice

Script/Rescript rewrites visual language attributed to conditions of disability

October 11, 2022

Panteha Abareshi, (This is Not a Body) film still, 2022; HD video, running time 7:09; courtesy of the artist

The SDSU School of Art and Design presents the exhibition Script/Rescript featuring the artwork of ten artists who use historical and contemporary medicalizing scripts of their own bodies to colorfully rescript – or rewrite – visual language attributed to individual conditions of disability. 

An X-ray, a prosthesis, a cane, a crutch, a pill, a wheelchair tire, and a syringe are among the foundations on which to build new creative layers of empowered self-described embodiment. The artwork in this exhibition conveys disabled identity via new mapping, through-lines and mark-making, where the artists reject pathological archives by injecting their medical histories with memories, lived experiences, and sensorial attributes.

Script/Rescript will be on view from Thursday, Oct. 13 to Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in the University Art Gallery. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. The public is welcome, and admission is free. 

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 


Panteha Abareshi

Jillian Crochet

Sugandha Gupta

Ana García Jácome

Bhavna Mehta

Dominic Quagliozzi

Katherine Sherwood

Akiko Surai

Sunaura Taylor

Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi

Script/Rescript is organized by the SDSU Art Galleries Program. The exhibition is curated by Lecturer Amanda Cachia in conjunction with Art 591: Gallery Exhibition Design. Script/Rescript and related events are sponsored by the School of Art and Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Arts Alive SDSU, and One SDSU Community.  


The SDSU School of Art and Design and the SDSU Arts Alive Discovery Series will host three live events in conjunction with the Script/Rescript exhibition to further explore disability justice through interdisciplinary mediums.

Thurs, October 13 from  4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

University Art Gallery

School of Art and Design

4th Floor Courtyard

The University Art Gallery is able to accommodate guests with disabilities to ensure their safety and enjoyment of our facilities. Wheelchair access into the venue is via Parking Structure 14 and the entrance of the Art South building from Avenue of the Arts. For more information about parking permits, please visit our website.

Thurs, November 10 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m

Arts Alive SDSU Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion

Donald P. Shiley Bioscience Center 

Gold Auditorium

"Disability Perspectives in Contemporary Art" Panel Discussion as part of Arts Alive SDSU Discovery Series; RSVP here.

Artist Panelists: Ana García Jácome and Bhavna Mehta; Curator: Amanda Cachia; Moderator: Dr. Yetta Howard.

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