My Head Lay on A Trusty Word


You’re invited to My Head Lay on a Trusty Word by Roberto Santaguida!


Opening Reception: April 19, 6:00-8:00 pm

Exhibition dates: April 19 – May 19, 2018 – Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm


Tangled Art Gallery opens Roberto Santaguida’s documentary film exhibition, My Head Lay on a Trusty Word. The narrative of My Head Lay on A Trusty Word sculpts a tale of Santaguida’s own personal journey: at fourteen years old, he ran away from home and dreamt he found redemption on the Atlantic coast. For this project, the artist replicated his travels east, revisiting the small towns, scenic routes, twilight beaches, and the woman who helped him find his way back.


“Santaguida’s exhibition is the perfect conclusion to our Space Shapes Place series for the ways it reframes the experiences of longing and frustration as a site filled with discovery and potential. Whereas mainstream depictions of disabled life are fraught with the absence of richness and growth, Santaguida’s desire to transcend the trappings of isolation opens a connection to his audience that can resonate with us all in the simple experience of being human.”

  • Sean Lee, Gallery Manager and 2017 Curator in Residence


Access Information

Tangled Art Gallery is in a barrier-free location. Audio description will be available for the exhibit. For public engagements we will have ASL interpreters, live transcription and attendant care present. Service animals are welcome. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment


Location and Directions

Tangled Art Gallery is located in studio 122 on the main floor of the 401 Richmond Building. The closest accessible subway station is at Osgoode Station. The closest accessible streetcar stop is the 510 Spadina Queen Street West Stop (Queen Street stop going south from Spadina Station, Richmond Street stop going north from Union Station.)


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