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In two intriguing works, artist Diane Ramos grapples with the feelings of loss and disconnection she experienced when her grandmother developed dementia.

“Atrophy” by Diane Ramos

“Atrophy” by Diane Ramos

Ramos shares how difficult it was to “process the loss of my grandmother while she was still physically present.”

She added, “This experience created an internally conflicting situation in which I felt both desperate to maintain the connection I had with my grandmother, but also a self-preserving need to detach myself from the circumstances.”

Her works, which are on display in the first-floor corridor of the Center for the Visual Arts on UT’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus, make that dichotomy visually evident.

Ramos is a visiting guest artist of the Concepts in Studio, Art and Theory course taught by Brian Carpenter, lecturer of art and gallery director.

Her work will be on display through fall semester.

The Center for the Visual Arts is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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