Support this Artwork by Gordon Sasaki

Zazel, Gordon Sasaki - Embedded
2006 - C-Print Photograph, 36” x 24”
This is an art piece that still requires support to become a part of Access Livings permanent collect. To help support this artist please contact Riva Lehrer at her information below.

“Glenn” and “Zazel” are from “NY Portraits,” images of 50 New York City artists with disabilities. Sasaki presents them as individuals, each committed to their practice while dealing with the personal and societal challenges of having a disability. The series examines the constructed nature of beauty through the filter and diversity of disability. Included are a diverse array of artists, including visual and performance artists, dancers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, and writers. These works are shot from the low angle of Sasaki’s wheelchair, giving them a literally important viewpoint.

Zazel is an actress, dancer, and model. She is photographed while rehearsing in the studio, leaning backward to face us with a direct but upside-down stare. The colors around her are blazing orange tones, making her resemble a living fire.
Riva Lehrer