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Joseph Gross Gallery | Lionel Rombach Gallery | Graduate Gallery

NOW SHOWING at the Lionel Rombach Gallery: Brain Tumor...bummer | Howard Salmon
Exhibition Dates: June 13 - July 25, 2014 | Closing Reception Date: June 20, 2:30pm -4:30pm

Medical, acrylic with added collaged drawings


“This artwork is about suddenly told being told that you're gravely ill. How do you get to deal with it? Instantly? Over several months? Or merely as a philosophical matter? A brain tumor had been making this issue real for me, which I've been articulating through art. Last year, I was told that I had a brain tumor, but it was not whether clear: surgery tomorrow? Or chemotherapy over the course of a year? Or should I even worry about it? This is being in a situation where you are asked to make very decisions that are each very differently, and that you must make a decision immediately. The choice yours, but you must choose immediately. That stress is also about what this work is about. The first group of eight small paintings I created while I was waiting see if a surgeon operate on me. After he decided not too, he decided to do not, but to instead to use drugs, that generated a difference of series of paintings. Lastly, I used some larger pictures to simply reflect on disease as another type of life form.” ~Howard Salmon