#yycLCL October 2016

#yycLCL October 2016 | Photo: Lizzie Carr

#yycLCL October 2016

The series of paintings I’ve been working on are about negative body image. It’s become increasingly important for me to put these paintings in the public eye, as the reason I continue to develop this series is to contribute to a conversation about body image, its effects, and healing. The healing comes through knowing that, for those who struggle or have overcome, you are not alone in feeling the way you do. With my paintings I also help raise awareness for Calgary Silver Linings Foundation, a local organization that bridges gaps in accessibility and care of eating disorders in Alberta.

Through my studio practice, whether I’m painting, drawing or writing, I’m living a creative life. Art is a way for me to express myself, create purpose, and raise awareness for causes I care deeply about.

See Lizzie’s work at her upcoming solo show, Body Dysmorphia, running December 2, 2016 to January 28, 2017 at The Upstairs Gallery, ArtPoint Gallery & Studio Society (1139 11th St. SE).

Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and at lizziecarr.com.

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