Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Arte Corporis

"The Arte Corporis: Exploring the Anatomical Body exhibition will showcase anatomically and medically inspired contemporary art including drawing, painting, and ceramics. The artists in the exhibition employ their own connection to the study of medicine and anatomy through a wide range of applications and approaches."

I currently have fourteen drawings, that explore Santiago Ramón y Cajal's scientific drawings, on display in The Arte Corporis:  Exploring the Anatomical Body  exhibition in the McMaster Gallery housed in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.  The drawings of mine on display are works that I created while at on-site visits at the NIH.  Scientific drawings by Ramón y Cajal are currently on display at the John Porter Neuroscience Research Center. To understand his scientific drawings and how they are put together, I have been making regular trips to the NIH so that I can draw the actual works.

Other artists in the exhibition include Melissa Gwyn, Lisa Temple Cox, and Mallory Wetherell.  This exhibition is held in conjunction with the symposium, organized by Dr. Andrew Graciano, Art, Anatomy and Medicine since 1700, hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art from March 31-April 1, 2016.  The closing reception for The Arte Corporis will be March 31, 2016 from 5:30-7:30PM.  The McMaster Gallery is located on the first floor of the School of Visual Art and Design, McMaster College @ 1615 Senate Street on the USC campus.  For more information about the exhibition contact McMaster Gallery Director, Shannon Rae Lindsey, email: or by phone:  803-777-5752.  

Below are some photos of the show.

A visitor looks at Lisa Cox-Temple's work, right.  The display of my drawings are on the left.

The display of my drawings in the show.

A closer view of the display of my drawings in the show.

Detail, of one of my works from the show.

Melissa Gywn's work, left and two works by Mallory Wetherell, right.

A work by Mallory Wetherell.

A work by Lisa Temple-Cox.

Three works by Lisa Temple-Cox

Two works by Melissa Gwyn.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Springtime on the USC Horseshoe and in the studio

Lots of time spent in the studio honing works and beginning new ones, and also! --making time to enjoy the eighty degree weather this week by doing some plein air drawings of the USC Horseshoe.

Dawn Hunter, Cajal and Golgi, acrylic on paper, 2016

Dawn Hunter, Cajal's spinal cord and butterflies, acrylic on paper, 2016

Dawn Hunter, studio shot, spring 2016

Dawn Hunter, USC Horseshoe, marker on paper, 2016

Dawn Hunter, USC Horseshoe, marker on paper, 2016

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. 

-Geoffrey B. Charlesworth