The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) celebrates its sixth biennial exhibition, searching for art that expresses how cancer can be a metaphor both literally and symbolically. We invite artists whose works address the many issues pertaining to cancer, from facing our mortality to finding strength. Whether a survivor, caregiver, or just someone in someway that has been touched by cancer or the fear of it, we are looking for art that helps us to find meaning, and put into context how pain and suffering can lead to empowerment and healing. Open to all media and all artists 16 years and older.
All work must include artist statements. Statements can be uploaded as a pdf file.
Voices and Visions VI honors Jackie Sabath:
'Back Up Against a Wall, but Moving Forward' was Jackie’s last piece before entering the hospital. She wrote, “I have painted with oils for 40 years but this is my first acrylic painting. My world is in black & white while dealing with my blood disease .... Edged my canvas with red to reflect my feelings. The black background was the diagnosis. White is the light at the end of the tunnel. I am backed up against a brick wall, but I am moving forward.”
Juror: Caren Helene Rudman has been an artist and curator for over 25 years. She exhibits locally in Chicago and Nationally since 1992, after receiving her MA from NYU/ ICP a prestigious 56 credit program affiliated with the International Center of Photography. Since 2010, she has curated this biennial exhibition and with the sponsorship from Medline, a Chicago based medical supply company, the 2010 exhibit traveled nationally to affiliated cancer centers across the county. Her curatorial goals have been to build the conversation around how art has the ability to heal both the individual as well as the community.