Thanks for the Mammaries, the Facebook feed
6775 Santa Monica Boulevard #5
Los Angeles, CA 90038
October 1, 2015 – November 6, 2015
Opening Reception, Thursday, October 1, 2015
6 – 8pm
On Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6-8pm, LAND unveiled 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 chronicled 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 was 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 were for sale, with all proceeds benefitting the Cancer Support Community at the Benjamin Center in Los Angeles.
The installation was open for viewing Monday through Friday, 11am-5pm, beginning Monday, October 5, 2015.
Special thanks to Klowden Mann.