“Sick” opens at XYandZ on Friday, January 22nd

Deterioration by Tonja Torgerson

On Friday, January 22nd I will be celebrating the opening Sick, my solo exhibition of new works.

Sick includes five life-sized self-portraits on paper. These paintings analyze the altering identity of a young woman learning to live with a permanent illness. Sick presents the personal side of what is becoming an ever-increasingly political issue through a girlish lens of soft aesthetic and sad whimsy. These paintings focus on the revision of self that accompanies illness. In addition, the exhibition consists of several smaller screen prints and works of mixed media. Sick creates an engaging fusion of feminism, craft, printmaking and street-art.

The opening reception for Sick will be held at XYandZ on Friday January 22nd, 2010 from 7-11p. Sick will be on display at XYandZ through March 1, 2010.

A preview of the works in Sick can be seen here.
For more information about XYandZ and Sick visit www.thexyandz.com.

XYand Z
3258 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, 55406