RxART is proud to have just completed the installation of 22 photographs by William Wegman at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI, our first project in Michigan and second project with the artist. Wegman’s joyful photographs of his Weimaraner dogs and puppies have been installed in the corridors and waiting room of the region’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and Burn Unit. This vital department serves over 1,500 individuals – infants to adults – annually, providing full-spectrum care from injury to recovery. From his first dog Fay Ray, to her puppies, to his current collaborators, Flo and Topper, these portraits display wit, humor and tenderness. Puppies follow you down the hallway, while adult dogs atop Eames chairs keep you company in the waiting room. Others perched on cubes wait patiently by your side for the elevator.
RxART is grateful to Betsee Isenberg and Tom Atencio for their lead support of the Wegman installation at Hurley.
All images courtesy of William Wegman, 1991-2015; Archival dye sublimation onto aluminum.