“Salvation” is the name of the new photography exhibit by White Rock Valley resident Laura Legg, but its content does not reflect the initial hopefulness of the title. The exhibit showcases her unsanctioned trip into a deserted East Texas hospital, and is dedicated to her late uncle, Tom Jones, who took his own life when faced with a torturous death from throat cancer.
“Because he didn’t have the financial means to treat it, he was left to die,” Legg says. “What was left behind in this hospital to me represents health care far too many don’t have access to. That someone would see no other alternative than to end his life to avoid out-of-pocket medical expenses was eye-opening to me. I hope and suspect viewers will find their own meaning in Salvation’s haunting images.”
Photography editor Can Turkyilmaz interviewed Legg about the exhibit for the above video.
The exhibit will be on display in the Arlington Museum of Art until Sunday, April 1. A reception for Legg at the museum is this Sunday, March 25, 2-5 p.m. and includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and free beer from Oak Highlands Brewery (more on them next week). Museum hours are Wednesday-Friday and Sunday, 1–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.