An art show by Silvana Vukadin Hoitt that brings breast cancer up close and personal with intimate visuals that speak to women universally.
As Denver-based artist Silvana Vukadin Hoitt faces the realities of breast cancer, she hopes to pay tribute to women everywhere fighting the ravaging disease with "Altered States of Beauty," a photography exhibition at ATC DEN in the RiNo Art District on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
Admission to the show is limited and a $10 donation for entry is suggested. Register here.
The exhibition features a crafted body of self-portraits that take on and express a form of therapeutic language, which resonates not just personally, but to women everywhere fighting their own battles.
Vukadin Hoitt was initially diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in 2017. Chemotherapy was ineffective, and she had a mastectomy of her right breast followed by extensive radiation. Less than a year later, the cancer had come back and metastasized in her liver, bones and spine. With the natural proclivity to turn life into art, she began documenting her struggle through digital media, working through the physical, emotional and psychological horror of the disease.
Vukadin Hoitt’s cancer is terminal, and she hopes this project will raise awareness, serve as one part of her legacy and inspire women to remember the inner as well as outer beauty in such challenging circumstances.
Her curated work serves to show how using relevant, available digital platforms for awareness and artistic expression, can become an outreach strategy to facilitate healing, therapy and self-care. The show invites discussion on cultural norms, beauty, ageism, and the female gaze in art and daily life.
In addition to her work, Vukadin Hoitt hopes to present a curated collection of photos of other women including breast cancer fighters, survivors and those who lost their battle with the devastating disease. Interested participants can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.A special thank you to sponsors who made this exhibition possible: ATC DEN, Rachel Feinberg Public Relations, Kirk Norlin Innovative Imaging, Babylon Floral, and Bridge & Tunnel Restaurant Group.