Hollis Sigler: The Breast Cancer Diaries
These selected works speak of the pain and grim reality of living with cancer, but also highlight the tenacity of the human spirit. Artist Hollis Sigler was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985 and its effects on her mind, body and psyche are honestly channeled into her prints and paintings. Her works express raw emotions with childlike illustrations and bright, vivid colors. Sigler thus explored serious life struggles with a style that allowed her freedom to express her intimately personal feelings while still reaching out with universal meanings. This exhibition will be on view at the Taubman on the 10th anniversary of Sigler’s passing in March, 2001. Perhaps now more than ever, Sigler’s powerful images are testaments to empathy, as they touch emotional chords with viewers and remind us of those still affected by the disease.