Scarred For Life: An Exhibition of Works by Ted Meyer

Date/Time
05/15/2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Biomedical Library Building

Biomedical Library Exhibition

May 15, 2017 – July 31, 2017    Biomedical Library Building, 1st floor Breezeway

Opening Reception with Artist Ted Meyer

Monday, May 15, 2017     3:00 – 5:00 PM    Biomedical Library Building

“It isn’t just a scar. It’s my scar”

After years of doing work about his own rare illness, and becoming bored by his personal situation, artist Ted Meyer changed focus and began visually telling the stories of other people who have been through major traumas. For more than 16 years Meyer has been creating a graphic yet beautiful depiction of people’s suddenly altered bodies and the resulting scars in an ever-enlarging collection of artworks entitled, Scarred for Life.

Broken Back; Photo Credit: tedmeyer.com

Scarred for Life continues to grow and now consists of nearly 100 artistically enhanced monoprints taken directly from the scarred skin of his subjects. Each image – accompanied by a photographic portrait taken by Ted and a written story by his subject – tells a unique and intriguing story of medical crisis, resilience and healing. The resulting, ever-expanding presentation of mono-prints, narratives, and photographs has been exhibited nationally and received press coverage in such publications as the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, as well as NPR and PBS. This exhibition was most recently on display at Saint John the Divine in New York City and National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring Maryland.

The opening reception at the Biomedical Library is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. For more information about the event, please contact Scott Paulson at spaulson@ucsd.edu.

A related exhibit of the artist’s work will be on display at the Oceanside Museum of Art from May 27 – September 17, 2017. For more information, visit oma-online.org/meyer.

For more information about the artist, visit tedmeyer.com.

Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Biomedical Library is the Gilman parking structure. More information about parking on campus.

Driving Directions
1. Take CA I-5
2. Take La Jolla Village Drive exit westbound (right off freeway).
3. Take La Jolla Village Drive to Villa La Jolla Drive.
4. Turn right on Villa La Jolla Drive.
5. Follow Villa La Jolla Drive to Gilman Drive.
6. The Gilman parking structure is straight ahead on the intersection of Villa La Jolla Drive and Gilman Drive with entrances on both Villa La Jolla / Gilman and Russell Lane.

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