NOON TALK – Kim Morgan, faculty exhibitor, Wed 31 May

Faculty exhibitor Kim Morgan will discuss her exhibition Blood Work at 12 Noon on Wed 31 May. Everyone is welcome!

May 24 – June 3, 2017
Opening reception: Wed 24 May, 7:30PM
Gallery 1
Blood Work
Kim Morgan, faculty exhibitor

Blood Work is a selection of blood samples magnified 5,000-10,000X using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and then superimposed on cross-sections of blood cells imaged with a transmission electron microscope (TEM), which gives the particular shape to the Plexiglas objects. Because the electron beam does not transmit colour information, electron micrographs are black and white unless colour enhancement has been added using computer technology.

Morgan sees the images as individual and distinctive as the 16 people who contributed blood samples. They’re portraits of the medical students, artists, family, and friends, from diverse backgrounds, ethnic groups, and sexual orientations that contributed to the project, telling of who they are and where they’re from. The samples were collected, prepared, and scanned at Dalhousie University during a HEALS Artist-in Residence Program at the Dalhousie Medical School during 2014-2015.

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