MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
by Lisa Carver
80p, color, 8"x10"
Carver's untitled book presents the visceral and terrifying body of her painting work accompanied by writing that grapples with the overwhelming sexual and psychological terrorism her father put her through growing up and its consequences on her mind and life. Her memories, once unearthed are an excruciating read but it's her honest process of unpacking the lies her childhood was covered in and the language of her visual work speak the loudest towards the power of survival and a self being reclaimed. -EF