Janette Maley and Arthur Hand
A Journey: Two Views
A joint husband and wife exhibition of type C and ink jet prints by Arthur Hand and collages by Janette Maley will be on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago from August 8 – October 24, 2003. A reception for the artists that is open and free to the public will take place on Friday, August 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. These two contemporary artists produce moving works that document Janette’s struggle with and eventual triumph over breast cancer.
Each of Janette Maley’s collages express what it felt like to her during different aspects of her breast cancer treatment. The artist states, “The inspiration for these images comes out of my need to truly acknowledge what my life, my fight for life, has been. “Maley goes on to say, “making these images has been part of my healing, my solace, and my acceptance. They have helped me along my journey into a life richer, more mindful of what I have, and how I want to live.” Maley is an art instructor at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois and has exhibited her work throughout the Midwest.
Arthur Hand is a photographer that worked with landscape until three years ago when his wife, Janette, was diagnosed with cancer. Initially, he was to record a memory of what her body was before surgery. The photographs continued, however, “through her chemo, radiation, surgery, and the new life she is making after her treatment was completed.” The artist states, “Through these images of my wife, I hope to share her journey and the journey of countless women throughout the world.” Hand is the Head of Photography at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has work in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography.