‘Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema’ is a partnership project between ASCUS Art & Science, dermatologist Dr. Sara Brown and charity Eczema Outreach Scotland. For this exhibition Trevor Gordon and Josie Vallely explore the personal stories and experiences of individuals ‘living with eczema’. Through their work the artists endeavour to address the personal impact of eczema, from building safe and dream filled spaces, to expressing imaginative representations that play with the tactile and textural manifestations of the condition.
The artists creatively incorporate into the final pieces, drawings and sculptures produced by children who suffer from eczema, that were produced during specially designed workshops. This is alongside new individual works inspired by the ideas that emerged from this process, combined with the artists own personal experiences living with the condition themselves. Together the works created by Gordon and Vallely reflect and give insight into the emotional and social impact of eczema.