Tender Anatomy, July 12 – August 17 at Packer Schopf Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th, 2013 5-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5:30pm
Free and Open to the Public

Packer Schopf Gallery 
942 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Sprouting vertebrae, multicolored intestines, and floating ribs appear in Tender Anatomy, a solo exhibition of works on paper by Chicago artist Vesna Jovanovic. On display at Packer Schopf Gallery in July/August 2013, this work evokes scientific illustration as Jovanovic combines spontaneous inkblots with delicate renderings of plants, human organs, and architectural forms.

Tender Anatomy straddles the line between fact and fiction, inviting the audience to reach beyond the physical body. Squirmy and intuitive, these drawings personify Jovanovic’s visceral responses to unfamiliar environments and experiences. In one instance, she describes how “the dry air, strong sunlight, smoke plumes, and various other environmental factors affected my body as I explored the high desert near Santa Fe.” The foundation of this beautifully layered work is spilled ink on paper, a material that generates unpredictable shapes reminiscent of human entrails.

With a background in science, Jovanovic worked in research laboratories early in her career. This is her first solo show with Packer Schopf Gallery.

Exhibit: Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy


Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy

Inner Cartography - this week!


A dance show choreographed by Megan Rhyme in collaboration with neuroscientist Miriam Sach, PhD

Produced by the Chicago Fringe Festival

Scientifically curious choreographer Megan Rhyme collaborates with neuroscientist Miriam Sach of University California-San Diego to present an evening length dance work about body mapping, a term used to describe the patterns of nerve cells in the brain’s motor cortex. The piece investigates how body mapping connects to the learning process, particularly through the concept of plasticity – the brain’s ability to change and adapt itself to new circumstances. Dancers become neurons and molecules, the stage transforms into the space inside the brain, and the process of learning becomes illuminated from the inside and out. Neuroscience is re-conceptualized as something that happens not just in a lab but exists inside us and is happening every moment.

Thursday September 2nd, 8:30pm

Saturday September 4th, 4pm

Sunday September 5th, 2:30pm

Chicago Arts District: Adelaide Stage, 1832 S Halsted

Suggested Donation $10

Tickets go on sale August 2nd. For tickets and further information, please visit:



Artists at Work Forum: Studio as Lab on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV)

Artists at Work Forum:
Studio as Lab
Chicago Access Network Television

Sunday, August 15th, 12:00 PM, Channel 21
Tuesday, August 17th, 8:00 AM, Channel 19
Tuesday, August 24th, 12:00 PM, Channel 21

If you missed seeing Studio as Lab in person, you now have the opportunity to watch it on television. Artists Hunter Cole, Vesna Jovanovic, Peter N. Gray, and Josh Kurutz discuss the reinterpretation of science as art. With solid backgrounds in the scientific disciplines, the four artists offer their unique and challenging perspectives on the application of their science to create provocative and intriguing art.

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Posted by Hunter Cole
Hunter Cole is an artist and scientist that creates living art with bioluminescent bacteria, abstractions, digital art, and installations confronting issues related to biotechnology in our culture. She teaches biology and art at Loyola University Chicago.

HARD SCIENCE at Chicago Art Department on Friday, Aug 13, 2010, 6pm – 10pm

Chicago Art Department

1837 South Halsted

Chicago, IL 60608

Hard Science is a gallery experience meant to showcase artistic interpretations of scientific concepts and theories. Although we live in an era of high technology - actual scientific principles, research, and theories seldom cross over into the realm of art. Many concepts that are being proven often times can be compared with contemporary conceptual art. Conversely much of the imaging and data created in research can function as contemporary art - as it proves concepts that may be disassociated from the actual representation, such as images of particles appearing as spiral streaks and years of research represented by the addition of a number on a scale.

Curators Chuck Przybyl and Edyta Stepien have invited artists from multiple disciplines to create work that will specifically illustrate or relate to understanding scientific concepts. Working closely with Teppei Katori of MIT and FermiLab they have created a unique scientific experience in the realm of art.

Partial List of Participating Artists:
Edyta Stepien
Margaret Noble
Cleveland Dean
Reidar Hahn
Teppei Katori
Dandee Petr
Mark Salach
Todd Frugia
Marta Sasinowska
Nat Soti
Amie Sell
Pei and Nathan Peck
Stacy Peterson
Chuck Przybyl
Posted by Hunter Cole
Hunter Cole is an artist and scientist that creates living art, abstractions, digital art, and installations confronting issues related to biotechnology in our culture. She teaches biology and art at Loyola University Chicago.