Bettina Hubby’s Thanks for the Mammaries Installation at LAND 9.24.15
On Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6-8pm, LAND will unveil its new, larger public headquarters in Hollywood (same strip mall, new unit!) with Los Angeles-based artist Bettina Hubby’s large-scale installation, Thanks for the Mammaries, the Facebook feed, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The work chronicles the Facebook dialogue surrounding Hubby’s diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent double mastectomy in 2014. When Hubby learned of her diagnosis, she reached out via Facebook to her friends and community to submit, “boob-related imagery”. The work is a compilation of the more than 100 submissions she received, representative of Hubby’s inherently collaborative artistic practice that utilizes humor to strengthen community bonds.
Alongside the installation, limited-edition artist objects created by Hubby will be for sale, with all proceeds benefitting 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 Thanks for the Mammaries, published by LAND.
The installation will be open for viewing Monday through Friday, 11am-5pm, beginning Monday, October 5, 2015.
~Special thanks to Klowden Mann~