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Out and About: "Sick Self" puts illness on canvas

Through May 1, see the collection "Sick Self" by artist Dominic Quagliozzi at the Gallery at the LRC at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In"Sick Self," an account of Quagliozzi's ongoing struggle with cystic fibrosis, the artist aims "to take away the stigma of 'being sick' and show how redemptive it is to show your sick self." Quagliozzi's recent work includes video and performance art, such as "Urban Light IV Pole," which repurposed the Urban Light sculpture at LACMA as an IV pole to raise awarness of cystic fibrosis and the importance of organ donation. 


"Sick Self" is the most recent installation in the Gallery at the LRC, a project curated by artist Ted Meyer which highlights the emotional impact of pain and healing on everyday people. The gallery coordinates with the core classes at the David Geffen School of Medicine in order to expose students to the first-hand accounts of sickness from the perspective of patients, through both the works of the artists and lectures given by the artists to the students.


More information on "Sick Self" and the Gallery at the LRC can be found at the gallery's website.