Gallery Tour with Artist Torrance York

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Join us for this artist-led tour of our current exhibition, Semaphore: Torrance York’s Journey through Parkinson’s. Following her diagnosis with PD, photographer Torrance York delved into her work to facilitate understanding of her new reality and fortify her optimism. This work, published in the monograph Semaphore and on exhibition in the Lightburn Gallery during Spring/Summer 2024, is not only relevant to the Parkinson’s community, but to anyone interested in the relationship between creativity and healing.   

Torrance York earned a BA from Yale and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Exhibited nationally and internationally, her work is held in public and private collections. In 2022, she published her monograph Semaphore about the shift in her perspective after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease; in Lenscratch’s 2021 Art & Science Awards, it was a Critical Mass Finalist, and selected as a favorite book of 2022 by the online photography magazine What Will You Remember? York presented at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Barcelona, the Neurology Department’s Grand Rounds at the University of Virginia Medical School, and to various Parkinson’s support groups. Semaphore has been exhibited in solo shows at the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University (MA) and at Rick Wester Fine Art in NYC, who represents her work.  



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