Skull-A-Day and Street Anatomy have joined forces to bring together the greatest collection of skull art, to celebrate the 3rd Annual Skull Appreciation Day! The resulting exhibition of skull inspired art works co-curated by Noah Scalin and Vanessa Ruiz will be on view at the International Museum of Surgical Science, in Chicago May 31 – August 25, 2013.
FACE OFF: Skull-A-Day VS Street Anatomy
May 31 – August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 31 5–9 PM
International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL
In addition to showing their existing work, each artist has been asked to complete a frontal view of a skull in their own style using a template we provided. These skulls will then be split apart (digitally) and combined with other artist’s skulls to create a dynamic and unique collection of skull art prints. Each skull will be comprised of the work of two different artists, one from Skull-A-Day and one from Street Anatomy. At the end of the exhibition the respective skull halves will be brought together allowing us to see each artist’s complete skull piece. To kick it off, Vanessa and Noah have created their own original mash-up for the show poster!
The show opens with a reception at the museum on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 5-9pm.
Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy
Merging Contemporary Art with the Works of Pauline Lariviere
Opening Receptions: March 9th, 6–10 PM & March 10th, 12–4 PM
“Both science and technology have altered our traditional concept of the world to such an extent that what we see with our eyes alone can no longer satisfy our imagination.” – Pauline M. Lariviere, 1951
Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 6–10 PM for the highly anticipated opening reception of Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy: Merging Contemporary Art with the Works of Pauline Lariviere. See how present-day artists are inspired to create anatomical art alongside Lariviere’s historical works.
In addition to rarely shown, original oil paintings and glass plates by Pauline Lariviere, this show will feature approximately 45 cutting-edge contemporary works in diverse media by 23 rising and established artists from across the U.S. and overseas, as well as anatomical-themed merchandise from Street Anatomy, Transit Tees, and Denoyer Geppert. All art shown will be available for purchase. Enjoy music, wine, and h’orderves while exploring modern day medical illustration and artwork inspired by its beauty and history.
Street Anatomy Artists:
oil on panel
oil on linen
S3 Gallery Artists:
hair on canvas
acrylic on canvas/glass
OBJECTIFY THIS: Female anatomy dissected and displayed
Curated by Vanessa Ruiz, Founder of Street Anatomy.
CHICAGO, August 7, 2012—Street Anatomy is proud to present OBJECTIFY THIS—a group exhibition of paintings and illustrations featuring the underlying anatomy of the female body. The exhibition is influenced by the female anatomical work of famed Spanish illustrator and painter, Fernando Vicente. His paintings, along with 8 other artists, will be exhibited at Chicago’s Design Cloud Gallery from September 7 through September 29, 2012.
“Historically, female anatomy has been represented by medical illustrations predominantly as a variation of the male form in terms of reproductive organs and surface anatomy. There are a multitude of societal, cultural, and religious reasons that have established this ideal, in addition to the fine line between female anatomy and eroticism,” says Vanessa Ruiz, founder of Street Anatomy and curator of the exhibition. “This show will compel viewers to question the objectivity surrounding ‘female anatomy’ and define—or re-define—their own perceptions through the art, perspectives, literature, and live burlesque performances.”
The artwork will range from realistic representations of the female body in various states of anatomical undress to more stylized forms of anatomy.
“We are thrilled to exhibit OBJECTIFY THIS in September,” says Laura Elayne Miller, Artistic Director of Design Cloud Gallery. “Vanessa’s unique perspective on the role of anatomy in art and pop culture is unprecedented, while Street Anatomy—and the artists she champions—continue to challenge our ideas on the subject. Our goal is to host interdisciplinary gallery shows while showcasing extraordinary contemporary art, Ruiz’s show exemplifies this mission.”
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, September 7, 6–10 p.m. Design Cloud will host a public event to mark the opening of the exhibition. It will include anatomically themed food, music, and live female burlesque performances from the famed Chicago burlesque production company, Vaudezilla. Vanessa Ruiz, members of Street Anatomy, and artists in the show will be in attendance.
a group exhibition focusing on representations of human anatomy in contemporary art and pop culture
September 3 – December 19, 2010
International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL
The exhibition featured nine artists representative the anatomy in art movement:
David Foox, Emilio Garcia, Stephen J Shanabrook, Jason Freeny, Noah Scalin, CAKE, Robyn Roth, Heather Tompkins, Ryan Gerdes
Pieces from the show are available for purchase in our gallery store, store.streetanatomy.com!