Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pictures at an Exhibition

At last, some images have arrived from Outbreak, my solo show at the Smithsonian's Global Health Odyssey Museum at  the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Outbreak is an educational show, and for this reason alone you won't be reading about it in ArtForum anytime soon. It's didactic. Like my book of the same title, the shows turns on the idea  that epidemics have shaped us. The paintings, though framed and hung, are unapologetically illustrations. They tell stories.

The GHO curator, Louise Shaw, has taken concepts from the book and turned them into questioning super-graphics that provide context. I think it all looks pretty terrific.

Only 30 more days to see Outbreak in Atlanta. If you can't get there, enjoy these pictures.