It is estimated that one in eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in life. Through census research in 2013, approximately 160,593,450 women live in the United States; twenty million or one in eight of those women are destined for breast cancer. The disembodied breasts in this installation represent this statistic. There are a total of 160 latex breasts varying in flesh tones representative of the different ethnicities of women found in the UnitedStates and abroad. Breast cancer does not discriminate nor is it limited to one country. It is a global disease that affects both men and women; although the percentage of men who die from breast cancer is much smaller. A rare occurrence, less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men and only one in a thousand men will ever be diagnosed with breast cancer. And so this exhibition focuses on the one in eight women who will be affected by this terrible disease.
Dates: September 7 – October 5, 2017
I recently visited Cuba with a group of artists from Colorado. The sun, the water, the sand were all great. At one point I realized I'd been neglecting the ocean and stood in the waves. But it was Havana that stole my heart. The streets are always active with amazing and kind people. The cars are out of another age, and the food was ...ok. During one of our final evenings on the island, we took a 10 mile walk around the city. Tourists lined the streets, but not from the United States. Cuba is a global destination that may be closed off to the US for good after our current presidential fopahs. Something stood out to me that night. There are only certain areas in Havana where wifi is available. We had no phones to communicate just conversation. You see groups of people at night sitting in parks across the city attempting to log in with the rest of the "world."
March 11th - April 8th, 2017
A MoP Featured Exhibition
SKINs, is an photographic exploration of the complexities of American Culture in the 21st Century. The idealization of the body is examined physically and metaphorically through play, lighting and process. Inspired by organic colors and textures that environmental weathering create during the aging process, gender, career, culture, ethnicity, age and class all disappear revealing the one constant, autonomy.