Nina Czegledy, long-time ThingTank Collaborator and Friend, launched her new exhibition “At the Intersection of Art and Medicine” at the West Vancouver Museum in January 2012. Nina has been a strong voice in the ThingTank Lab and has contributed greatly to our last few workshops, including the wildly successful “Extension of Man – Hacking the Body” (we have a second instalment of this workshop coming up – sign up here). These workshops and exhibitions are part of a larger project working at the intersection of art and medicine. More information on this body of work forthcoming.
At the Intersection of Art and Medicine
West Vancouver Museum
January 25 – March 10, 2012
Opening Reception on January 24, 7 – 9 p.m.
Curator’s Talk – January 28, 1:30 p.m.
Anatomical art is personal, frequently beautiful, and yet sometimes frightful or grotesque as well. For an artist, in addition to scientific knowledge, an expert eye is required to select a specific point of view and the most appropriate interpretation. This exhibition features original and magnificent anatomical artwork in pen and ink, wash, and carbon dust produced by Canadian women illustrators in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Some of the artworks were originally commissioned by JCB Grant to illustrate his world famous Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, first published in 1943 and still in print. This unique travelling exhibition is curated by Nina Czegledy, an independent media artist, curator, and educator. The selection includes artwork from the collection of Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.