Thursday, October 21, 2010


10.21.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Close-up and personal, this is a detail of a banner advertising the Unveiling Breast Cancer photographic exhibition at the von Liebig Art Center...a revealing and honest look at breast cancer's impact and an invitation for conversation about the disease. Sometimes the best way to address the issue is to approach it visually, even if it is uncomfortable to view.

Subtlety may indeed be more sensitive, but there are times when one must be direct and frank (but not without kindness). The denial of honest conversation may lead to confusion, devaluation, and distortion. Of course, such need for upfront communication does not point toward the extreme pendulum swing...instead, assessing for a balanced, but straightforward, truthfulness. von Liebig Art Center, 6th Ave S & Park St, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. And we need honest conversation about what is valued. Odd how cosmetic companies get behind breast cancer awareness yet those same companies sell products that contain carcinogens and hormone disruptors.