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The Scars Are Not Just Skin Deep

Growing Mass I, 2012
Oil and acrylic on copper and aluminium


The Scars Are Not Just Skin Deep

An Exhibition curated by Mia Pfeifer at the Cob Gallery in support of Acid Attack Victims.

The victims of acid attacks are overwhelmingly women. the majority of acid attacks are aimed at the face provoking lifelong bodily disfigurements, physical pain, psychological trauma as well as social isolation."The severity of the damage depends on the concentration of the acid and the period of time before the acid is thoroughly washed off with water or neutralising agent.The acid can rapidly eat away skin, the layer of fat beneath the skin and in some cases even the underlying bone. Eyelids and lips may be completely destroyed, the nose and ears severely damaged".Acid violence is a worldwide phenomenon that is not restricted to a particular race, religion, economical background or geographical location. This exhibition is dedicated to a young woman, the artist Natalia Ponce de Leon who on march 26th 2014 suffered a 3rd degree acid burn and to all the people who are victims of acid burns.

With the support of the Colombian embassy in London and Acid Survivors Trust International.

Exhibiting artists: Adeline de Monseignat, Martina Bacigalupo, Juan Fontanive, Hester Finch, Gabriella Boyd, Annabelle Moreau, Kristen Baskett, Lauren Kelly, Beatrice Bonafini, Splitpin Projects, Mia Pfeifer, Ed Arthur Fox and Laura Adamson.