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Chris Valle: Paintings from the Nodular Sclerosis Series By chris valle
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Nodular Sclerosis is the type of Hodgkin’s disease that consumed my wife Athena’s lymphatic system. These pill-shaped paintings are derived from our journey through the treatment of this... More > cancer. • The “floating islands” within the paintings are symbolic of the feeling of isolation that comes with the treatment of cancer. Like many patients, Athena felt alone; felt that no one knew what she was going through. Most of the time she was on so much medication that she was not coherent—I was in the hospital room all alone with my wife’s body—a body which was on the verge of shutting down. I would sit in the dark hospital room and look at my wife covered in IVs and blankets up to her neck, because of this atmosphere, my view of Athena was mainly a profile silhouette of her face. In certain paintings silhouettes of my wife’s body become part of the islands expressing this isolation.< Less
Culturally Constructed: Paintings by Chris Valle By chris valle
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This book contains selected paintings from the Culturally Constructed series. Conceptually, the work explores how the affect of entertainment content depicting sexual norms, stereotypes, and sexual... More > roles have a profound influence on our perceptions about sex and body image. The work is a social commentary about our media-manipulated society which has constructed a culture of sexual exploitation and commodification that leads figuratively and literally to death by a thousand diseases. These paintings are centered by a realistically depicted nude figure standing amidst a cosmos-like scene—which you learn from the titles, is not constellated by stars and nova, but by enlarged images of microscopic viruses: Chlamydia, Herpes Simplex Virus, and HIV.< Less
Altered: Paintings by Chris Valle (2007-2008) By chris valle
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In my work, I transpose these images of pop culture over re-created Italian altar paintings from the 15-16th century, using the symbolic power of these religious images to allude to how pop images... More > have now taken on religious status. I paint these images delivered from television transparently, allowing the original altar painting to show through, making it impossible to see one without the other. The resulting dialogue between the meaning of the original with the contemporary pop image on top of it deconstructs the quasi-religious use of pop images in a consumer society. This re-contextualization brings forth issues of power, religion, and sexuality.< Less

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