Joanne Chase-Mattillo - The Dangers of Smoking
       
     
Joanne Chase-Mattillo - The Dangers of Smoking
       
     
Joanne Chase-Mattillo - The Dangers of Smoking

It has been over fifty years since the Surgeon General declared that smoking cigarettes was dangerous to one's health. No longer are the sellers of tobacco allowed to advertise in magazines, as they once did. Yet, the draw to indulge in the nicotine habit continues.  There is still the desire in the face of future addiction to pick up the cigarette.  Where movies and other media initially glamorized smoking, Joanne Chase-Mattillo's new body of work The Dangers of Smoking explores the stories of smokers who met their doom by taking up the habit that eventually ruled their lives.  The warnings seen in the stories of the slaves to smoking within The Dangers of Smoking will not likely stop the rebels, teens and twenty somethings, who continue to indulge in the world of smoking.  The replicas of cigar and cigarette boxes that line the walls of this exhibit are from actual packaging of the past with images of the smokers shown in The Dangers of Smoking stories as they fade into the clouds.