Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hyperallergic's Curating for the Cure…

Madison Reflections I
Oil on canvas
12x9 inches

Today I was very pleasantly surprised to see my work reproduced in an Hyperallergic's article about the power of art in medical facilities. I have been working with the art curator for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for several months. She has selected a number of my paintings to be placed in various facilities, some on loan and some that were purchased outright. In their Brooklyn Infusion Center, a show is on view with the theme of reflections. I have done a few paintings with that theme over the years, and this painting is one of the pieces on view. Several weeks ago one of the oncology nurses working in that facility purchased a painting. That sale had a very special meaning to me. Twenty years ago I too spent time in a chemo infusion suite and know first-hand how wonderful those oncology nurses can be.

Here is a link to the article.


Melissa B. Tubbs said...

Really good article and I've always loved your reflection pieces. We have a hospital here in Montgomery that has started using/collecting area artists work. They are doing a terrific job but nothing to the extent of Sloan Kettering. Glad you're a "survivor" or I never would have gotten to see your beautiful work.

SJF said...

Thanks Melissa. I'm glad I'm around so that I'm able to enjoy your wonderful work as well.