Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy: Merging Contemporary Art with the Works of Pauline Lariviere
March 9–16, 2013
S3 Gallery 1907 N. Mendell, #4-H Chicago, IL
Curated by Vanessa Ruiz of Street Anatomy and Phillip Schalekamp of S3 Gallery
We are very excited to be co-curating Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy, an homage to Pauline Lariviere (1906–1988), a French-Canadian artist whose fame came from her extensive work in medical and anatomical illustration. Lariviere had a very distinctive style that came from her use of abstraction and pairing of modern art into a scientific field. She created charts and illustrations that isolated areas and processes of human anatomy that she wanted to portray, gave alternative perspectives, and created charts in vibrant colors specifically to make them aesthetically appealing.
Her revolutionary style is still used in medical illustrations today. See how present-day artists are inspired to create original pieces alongside Lariviere’s historical works.