chashama 266 is pleased to present Optimists, an installation by L.I.C. artist Susan C. Dessel. Dessel’s work transports gallery visitors to a hospital corridor, creating an environment in which to consider heath care from the perspective of patient, family member, or simply concerned citizen.
In this setting and with the timeliness of this pre-election period the artist invites gallery visitors to take a moment to let their Senators and Representatives know where they stand on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – the healthcare reform legislation signed into law by President Obama 12 March 2010.
Optimists reflects the inadequacies of our healthcare system and at the same time suggests the enduring hopefulness of individuals.