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Beneath the Surface

Nancy Edell, Spiracle 1 (Beneath the Surface)
Nancy Edell, Spiracle 1 (Beneath the Surface)

Nancy Edell Spiracle 1 1998
23 Oct 2010 – 12 Dec 2010

The Nova Scotian artists Nancy Edell, Kim Morgan and Susan Wood share an interest in corporeal experience. In these works from the MSVU Collection, the artists present metaphors for the invisible, sometimes pathological processes at work within the body.

The exhibition includes a life-sized Dress (1991) drawing by Wood, in which the internal organs and skeleton are delicately rendered through the screen of an ethnic wedding dress. Edellís hooked mats (1998-2001) reveal fanciful organisms occurring beneath the surfaces of body, earth and ocean, on the borderline that distinguishes what is biologically human from what is not. In Kim Morganís Corpulence (2009), chandelier-like clusters of test-tubes and glass slides with microscopic scans of human fat evoke the penetrating power of medical imaging technology as it is brought to bear on an obese
human subject.

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Exhibition Images
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Kim Morgan Corpulence (detail)Kim Morgan, CorpulenceNancy Edell Spiracle 1 1998Susan Wood, Dress No. 16 


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