Gregory Porcaro: Where My Body Meets Memory
“Where My Body Meets Memory” deals with the artist Gregory Porcaro’s relationship to Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that has no known cure, and how the disease shaped his identity as a man.
Porcaro’s media include sculptures, prints and paintings with three-dimensional elements. His cartoon-like art also serves to compensate for having to grow up quickly and face the terms and limitations of Crohn’s Disease (he was diagnosed with the disease at the age of ten).
“I’m attracted to a naïve and colorful world where pain is funny and is displayed in big bold letters and intriguing noises, not actual neurological transmissions,” Porcaro said of his work. “There is no concept of life or death in this make-believe world…my artwork brings me the closest I’ll ever get to being a child again."
Mr. Porcaro’s very personal work may inspire, entertain and ultimately educate visitors about survival and the creative process.