“Cut and Sown” at Firecat Projects

Opening Reception Friday, February 26


Firecat Projects 2124 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Please join me for the opening reception of a two-person exhibition of drawings with Joanne Aono

Excerpt from the press release:

Raeleen Kao’s beautifully unsettling graphite drawings are impressions of the body as an object vulnerable to physical and psychological trauma as a result of disease and subsequent treatment.  This body of work entitled, “Show Me Where it Hurts,” is a reference to the use of dolls in medical settings where blank dolls act as a communication tool for children to indicate the location of pain or discomfort.  Kao’s ghostly depictions of dresses disfigured by scars, stitches, and biopsy sites document her experiences from infancy through adulthood which are dominated by hospital gowns and surgical beds.