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In the galleries: Transformations in 20th century abstraction

The Washington Post, May 10

. . . It’s nice that the title of Anna U Davis’s Brentwood Arts Exchange show, “Road to Recovery,” is reassuring, since many of the images are harrowing. The Swedish-born D.C. artist is a breast cancer survivor whose depictions of medical procedures are jarringly vivid, even if her renderings are far from realistic. In “The Sting,” a technician injects wasps into a woman’s breast as the patient’s face, pressed against the edge of the picture and turned toward the viewer, contorts into a scream.