Klowden Mann in partnership with ForYourArt is very proud to present Thanks for the Mammaries: artists uniting with breast intentions, Los Angeles-based artist and provocateur Bettina Hubby's unique exhibition of boob-themed art, including over 100 artists who have come together to support Hubby in the face of her recent diagnosis of breast cancer and double mastectomy. The exhibition will take place at For Your Art at 6020 Wilshire Blvd., and will run through August 20th, with an opening reception on Thursday July 31st, from 6-9pm.
What began on Facebook as a unique and smile-inducing way for Hubby to announce her own diagnosis with breast cancer and the double mastectomy surgery that soon followed, is now coming to fruition in the form of a singular exhibition only four months later. Thanks for the Mammaries evidences an art community at its kindest. Hubby turned her health ordeal into a visually stimulating platform, and ultimately a benefit for cancer support and education, by asking for boobs. She didn’t want pity, she wanted to laugh, and so she asked for people to send her boobs, not sadness, and it worked. Every day people flowered her with images, videos and verbiage of a boob-variety unimaginable, and this helped her through, and inspired her to pay it forward. Then she sent out a call to artists to submit works for an actual exhibition and accepted all entries. The resulting array of breastishness is boggling and delightful, eerie and powerful.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Klowden Mann is partnering with Paddle8 for an auction of the artworks and other forms of responses to Hubby's call for work, with between 25 and 75% of the sale of each piece going towards The Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center, a local Los Angeles charity that offers free support groups, counseling, and educational symposiums for those facing cancer, with specific support groups and educational outreach for breast cancer. During the run of the exhibition, there will also be a panel on breast cancer with major figures in the field of breast cancer research, treatment, and technological advances offering their expertise and opinion on the state of cancer response as it stands today, details to be announced soon.
Please come and show your support for the most serious of topics approached in a brave a beautiful way.
Wonderful artists included in this exhibition are as follows:
Suzanne Adelman & Keith Walsh, Adler & Edmark, Ashton Allen, Skip Arnold, Joshua Aster, Chad Attie, Kristin Beinner, Virginia Broersma, Kristin Calabrese, Gary Cannone, Jamison Carter, Bernard Chadwick, Angel Chen, Alice Clements, David Cull, William Dailey, Jill Daves, Gerald Davis, Dave Deany, Michael Dee, Mara De Luca, Ruben Diaz & Rebecca Lofchie, Bob Dornberger, Shannon Durbin, David P. Earle, Rebecca Farr, Susan Feldman, Christine Frerichs, Dwora Fried, Barbara Gillespie, Paula Goldman, Emma Gray, Rachel Grynberg, Karin Guibran, Joe hardesty, Jacqueline Haut & Nicolo Messina, Micol Hebron, Toby Burke Hemingway, Tomi Hurtado Sher, Tyler Hubby, Jessica Huston, Charles Irvin, Pamela Jorden, Savannah Kingsley Smith, Janet Klein & Robert Loveless, John Knuth, Alison Kudlow, Tessa Laird, Brianne Latthitham, Cathy Lightfoot, Kristi Lippire, David Lloyd, Karen Lofgren, LuLu LoLo, Omar Lopex, Marne Lucas, Randi Malkin Steinberger, Daphne Mangin, Luiga Martelloni, Alexis Mendez, Rebecca Niederlander, Chris Oliveria, John Orvis, Adrian Paules, Adria Pauli, Terri Phillips, Pat Pickett, Norah Plum, Linda Pollack, Olivia Prime, Stephanie Pryor, Steven Rimlinger, Rebecca Ripple, Jennifer Rochlin, Marcella Ruble, Ed Ruscha, Amy Russell, Ander Sanborn, Esteban Schimpf, Julia Schwartz, Danny Shain, Susan Silton, Mike Slack, Joe Sola, George Stoll, William Stone, Paula Tiberius, Dani Tull, Gabriela Tollman, Spike Dolomite Ward, Nicki Wicker, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Saskia Wilson-Brown & Micah Hahn, Bobbi Woods, Austin Young.