Many scientific and medical circles see the brain as the final frontier. While amazing progress has been made to learn how it functions and the affecting factors, there still remains much to understand about the most complex organ in our bodies. The intricacies of its neuron network and transmissions throughout our system are puzzles only partially solved.
Magnetic resonance imaging – aka MRI – is a common occurrence today. Capturing pictures of internal pieces and processes help explore our health and give a better idea of what is happening on the inside. From strokes to cancer to mental disorders, MRI can help clue us in and put some puzzle pieces together.
But only some. We still get to constantly wonder about the power of our brain. We stay in awe of the abilities that it gives us. And we have curiosity about how it controls every little process that makes us who we are.
For this show, Access Gallery is taking the most unscientific look at the brain and looking at how artists take those images and turn them into a new emotive experience.From the pioneering work of California based artist Elizabeth Jameson and CU Professor George Rivera to MRI clay interpretations by Laura Jacobson to innovative 3D representations from Judy Gardner – this show is not your typical head trip.