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Body Biography

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Artist, activist, and photographer Matuschka exhibits her collection A Body Biography at a time that coincides with the 20th anniversary of her work "Beauty Out of Damage." This intensely intimate and shockingly beautiful self portrait represents her battle with breast cancer. After the portrait was displayed on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Magazine in 1993, Matuschka quickly became an international icon and radical photographer of the breast cancer movement.

Spanning the artist’s 40-year career, A Body Biography features Matuschka’s mixed-media pieces and chemically manipulated prints that range from portraiture to abstract compositions. The unifying theme of her body is re-interpreted with various emotional undertones throughout the broad range of her work. Matuschka’s exhibit serves as a homecoming for the artist, who began her initial studies and photographic explorations in the Berkshire area in the 1970s.

 

Through July 1, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 6 Elm Street, Stockbridge, www.sohnfineart.com.

 

 

—Olivia Wrobel

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