SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine

Exhibition runs October 23 – December 1, 2012

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.

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.

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