holly darton


Exhibition open to the public on
Fridays 2-7pm,
Saturdays 9am-noon
18th May - 6th July 2002
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street,
London WC1E 7HT

previous work by the artist
The body is a recurring theme throughout Holly Darton’s work, initially addressing anatomy and the visceral effects of disease. While working outside her college at the LSHTM her work has moved away from the organic and is now more corporate.

At the LSHTM Darton has been in meeting with Professor Michel Coleman, from the Epidemiology and Population Health Department. His work focuses on issues of how to treat cancer once diagnosed and how the treatment varies according to factors such as social class. A big issue for Michel was making results look interesting, however he was restricted to graphs and tables as the only means of promoting them. Darton realised the opportunity to take this further. A newspaper article that featured some of his investigations in 1994 that was headlined ‘Well of Women Beat Breast Cancer.’ Darton took the results of this particular investigation and played with images that were more appealing, sexy and gimmicky.

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