June 7, 2012
DAMAGED – thalidomide victims in medical documents is an exhibition of new work by Simone Mangos which focuses on the representation and perception of deformity, with specific reference to the tragedy surrounding the pharmaceutical drug thalidomide. Her work comprises a series of oil paintings based on medical photographs and documents. The photography is mostly from the 1960s and ’70s and is focused on the documentation of persons injured by this medication. The images have been assembled from archives, medical books, period journals and, in some cases, directly from survivors.
This new body of works from Simone Mangos will be exhibited in two separate exhibitions: ‘Damaged’ at the Art Gallery of NSW and ‘Things My Mother Never Told Me’ at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY from 13 July – 11 August 2012.
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