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SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine

Works by:

Ælab (Stéphane Claude and Gisèle Trudel), Khadija Baker, Jon Baturin, Drew Danielle Belsky, Jack Burman, Jack Butler, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Eric Fong, Diana Burgoyne, Rebecca Cairns, Dana Claxton, Orshi Drozdik, Fred Laforge, Catherine Richards, Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak, Piotr Wyrzykowski, Maria Wishart, Eila Hopper-Ross, Nancy Joy, Dorothy Foster Chubb, Elizabeth Blackstock, Marguerite Drummond

SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine

October 23–December 1, 2012

Curated by Nina Czegledy

Co-Presented by Blackwood Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre

University of Toronto Art Centre

SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine presents a scientific gaze at the human body by showcasing traditional anatomical art, complemented and challenged by contemporary artworks. A large-scale public showing of anatomical images by Maria Wishart, Eila Hopper-Ross, Nancy Joy, Dorothy Foster Chubb, Elizabeth Blackstock and Marguerite Drummond, selected from the extensive collection of Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga and the Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, is included in the show at both venues. These artists utilized their traditional knowledge of art and science to achieve a balance between realistic rendering and an artistic vision of the human body. Lately, contemporary artists have been initiating a fresh discourse by experimenting with a wide range of representations. In contrast to the historical renderings, today the body is frequently politicized and digitized in order to manipulate, dissect and provoke.

Through the work of these artists, SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine addresses how understanding the complexity of the human anatomy requires both a scientific approach and aesthetic interpretation.

Artists by Venue

Blackwood Gallery

Ælab (Stéphane Claude and Gisèle Trudel), Khadija Baker, Jon Baturin, Drew Danielle Belsky, Jack Burman, Jack Butler, Joyce Cutler-Shaw and Eric Fong

University of Toronto Art Centre

Diana Burgoyne, Rebecca Cairns, Dana Claxton, Orshi Drozdik, Fred Laforge, Catherine Richards, Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak and Piotr Wyrzykowski.

UTAC art lounge

23 October to 1 December 2012
In the Service of Science: Student Work from the Graduate Program in Biomedical Communications, UTM. Curated by Dave Mazierski and Shelley Wall.

Opening Reception

Wednesday October 24, 2012, 5-9pm
Blackwood Gallery

Opening Reception

Tuesday October 23, 2012, 6-8pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Screening

The Blood Records: written and annotated
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7–9pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Round Table: The Mediated Body

Friday October 26, 2012, 5–7pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Round Table: Illuminating the Body

Monday October 29, 2012, 6–8pm
HSC 140 (The C. Fidani Family Lecture Theatre)
Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, UTM

Round Table: The Psychic Body

Thursday November 8, 2012, 7–9pm
Ryerson Image Centre, Lecture Hall (IMA 307)

Performance

Tuesday October 23, 7pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Performance

Wednesday October 24, 6pm
My little voice can’t lie, 2011
Blackwood Gallery

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Manulife Financial.

We would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Peter Jones, Greg Judelman, Design with Dialogue, Antje Budde, Norman White and Jessica Field, Ryerson University, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, David J. Phillips, Subtle Technology, Toronto Arts&Sci Salon, KMDI University of Toronto, Nicholas Woolridge at Biomedical Communications (University of Toronto Mississauga), Johanna Householder and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Kim Sawchuk at Concordia University, and the SSHRC.


Title Image: Catherine Richards, L’Intrus, 2012. Interactive installation. Dimensions variable. Image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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