Arts preview: "Motor Skills"

Jim Fischer

Heather Taylor's "Motor Skills" is informed by her being a person with dyslexia. And while she is making statements about the condition through the multimedia installation, which opens at 934 Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 8, Taylor also calls the work "super-abstract."

"I do want to let people's minds wander and let [the work] be what they want it to be," Taylor said.

"Motor Skills" is both a collection of individual pieces as well as a fully integrated installation. Additionally, the work is designed to be interactive, engaging the viewer to either touch or move with the art, said Taylor, who admitted to getting kicked out of a museum once for touching the art.

October is National Dyslexia Month, and Taylor is addressing both her own journey and the broader issues with dyslexia and medication.

"Dyslexia might seem a burden, and yeah I've been depressed about it in the past, but as I've gotten older I'm finding ways to go with it," she said. "One of the things I've done is to find new ways to learn, and touching is a different form of learning."

934 Gallery

Opening reception,

7-11 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 8

934 Cleveland Ave.,