ALIVE: Art Between Life and Science

The artist Peter Myers in front his work in York Art Gallery

at York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW

The exhibition showcases the work of the C2D2 Artists in Residence who collaborated with academics across eight departments of the University of York exploring a wide variety of health-related research across a whole range of different media.

The exhibition is in three parts and the first part, which runs from 9 December (2016) until 22 January (2017), features works by the following artists:

Anna Dumitriu, Viral Interventions - an embroidered silk diptych made using Streptomyces coelicolor, a harmless bacteria which normally lives in soil and produces pigmented antibiotics which stain the silk blue and red

Christy Ducker and Kate Sweeney, A Scientist's Advice on Healing/Vaccine - two film-poems that focus on the process of healing and which are inspired by research in the University's Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII)

Peter Myers, Brain Scans - a range of images, painted and drawn, of brains - including the brain of the artist who has Asperger's Syndrome and brains which have been physically damaged by stroke

Jacob van der Beugel, The Pathways of Patients - two large concrete panels with steel, liquid rust and recycled town aggregate which reflect on inequalities between different socioeconomic groups in mortality outcomes and recovery pathways for those diagnosed with blood malignancies

Entry to the exhibition, which is in the Project Gallery, is completely free.

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