“Brain Cancer” by Ted Meyer. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Ted Meyer, himself the victim of rare Gaucher Disease, has spent 18 years telling visually the stories of people who have been through major traumas.

His graphic, yet beautiful depictions of suddenly altered bodies and the resulting scars will be on exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art beginning Friday and continuing through Sept. 17.

Selections for the exhibit will also be on display at the UC San Diego Biomedical Library Building through July 31.

The work consists of artistically-enhanced monoprints taken directly from scarred skin accompanied by a photographic portrait taken by Meyer and a written story by his subject. Each tells a story of resilience and healing.

Meyer is currently artist in residence at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where he curates exhibitions of artwork by patients.

The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.