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Life Like

Exhibition  /  30 Aug 2008  -  01 Oct 2008
Published: 31.07.2008
Catherine Truman. Piece: Untitled, 2008. Mixed media. Catherine, TrumanPiece: 2008Mixed media. Catherine Truman
Piece: Untitled, 2008
Mixed media


Catherine, Truman
Piece: 2008
Mixed media

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Intro
(...) I've been researching historical anatomical collections around the globe for many years – interested in tracing the identity of the anatomical artists, modellers and illustrators as distinct from the science in their images. (...)

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Catherine Truman
I've been researching historical anatomical collections around the globe for many years – interested in tracing the identity of the anatomical artists, modellers and illustrators as distinct from the science in their images.
I am curious about the influence of their personal styles and skills upon the human subject matter they represent, particularly for the purpose of medical education. The early anatomists and medical illustrators often depicted the body as close to life as possible. Yet these representations are essentially fantastic stories – a constant attempt to make the incredible credible. So how can we incorporate this miraculous story into our own experience of our own flesh? Mostly we are either reviled or fascinated or amused or disgusted or alienated.
The results are embedded, indeed solidified in the final objects: brooches and necklaces. I look at them and feel they are fine and light, strange and familiar at the same time. Always like something… something like muscle… an eye… viscera… or even a shell…

Catherine Truman

Remarks

You are warmly invited to the opening of this exhibition on Saturday 30 August from 16.00-18.00.

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