23 October to 1 December 2012
Co-Presented by Blackwood Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre
Curated by Nina Czegledy
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. 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.
Above right: Dana Claxton, Paint Up #1, 2009, lightjet c-print,182.8 x 182.8 cm, Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
Above: Diana Burgoyne, What do you think the mind is?, 1992-2012, 10 masks with speakers, sensor and sound chip suspended from ceiling, Courtesy of the artist.
SPLICE at 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.
SPLICE at UTAC
Diana Burgoyne, Rebecca Cairns, Dana Claxton, Orshi Drozdik, Fred Laforge, Catherine Richards, Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak and Piotr Wyrzykowski.
Selections from the collection of Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga and the Division of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine will be featured at both exhibition sites. These include works by Maria Wishart, Eila Hopper-Ross, Nancy Joy, Dorothy Foster Chubb, Elizabeth Blackstock and Marguerite Drummond.
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.
Generously supported by 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.
The 9th edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art takes place in Toronto from October 24 to 28, 2012. Organized by a non-profit collective of artists, 7a*11d has built a platform for new and progressive performance art works from emerging and established artists. The organizing collective brings performance artists from around the world to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary performance art.
Venues for this year's festival are Mercer Union, Toronto Free Gallery and various other sites around Toronto.