Tomorrow marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has not gone unnoticed in the Los Angeles art scene. Ground-breaking artist Bettina Hubby will be kicking off October at the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) with a large-scale installation called Thanks for the Mammaries, the Facebook feed.
The work chronicles a long-standing Facebook dialogue surrounding Hubby’s diagnosis of breast cancer and her subsequent double mastectomy in 2014. She asked for “boob-related imagery” from her friends, and they did not disappoint. Hubby’s art always unites a community, but this time it was personal, and she is loved. She received not only hundreds of Facebook posts, but also dozens of submissions for an original art show and sale that was put up at For Your Art on Wilshire Blvd. Read more about this incredibly eclectic show here.
For the show, Hubby created a huge fabric print-out of the Facebook feed that started it all, which was a centerpiece at the event. Now it can be seen alongside limited-edition artist objects created by Hubby tomorrow Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6-8pm at LAND, which is also unveiling its new, larger public headquarters in Hollywood 6775 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Cancer Support Community at the Benjamin Center in Los Angeles. The exhibition will culminate on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6-8pm with the book launch of Hubby’s book Thanks for the Mammaries, published by LAND.
The installation will be open for viewing Monday through Friday, 11am-5pm, beginning Monday, October 5, 2015.