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Diagnosis: Faces behind Cases

A series of paintings dedicated to Cancer Awareness by Ivey Zoellers

March 20th- April 3rd

Please join us for the Opening Reception March 24th 5-8 pm

 

About Diagnosis: Faces behind the Cases

The inspiration for this body of work comes from the artist’s younger brother. She was influenced by his bravery and the fearlessness he demonstrated through the chemo which was a source of strength for her through the course of creating this series. The most significant thing that impacted her was the realization that cancer does not discriminate. It does not see if you are young or old, if you are strong or weak, if you are charming or foul, or if you are educated or ignorant. The purpose of her work is to pay homage to the individuals affected by cancer and how they, and all who love, support, and encourage them have become united in a common battle.
This series is titled “Diagnoses: Faces Behind Cases” because it exemplifies the message. As mentioned the inspiration and meaning of the series is cancer awareness. The artist attempts to make people more aware of cancer by simply showing it for what it is. Malignant cells. The luminescent colors of the florescent micro-graphs of cancer cells are what initially captured her interest. After further consideration I realized that cancer was much more than a disease. Using invisible UV reactive paint and black lights the figures of people the artist has personally known who have fought or survived emerge over the cancer cells and drain the distinction of the disease. All people fade away eventually. However, those who face to overcome their challenges become heroes who should always be remembered.

 

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