Jess Davies and Penelope Rose Cowley
Art Exhibition 25th November - 18th December 2015
Showing a selection of art work that takes in to account my observation / anatomy, sketches / paintings under the tuition of Harry Holland and tuition of Jac Saorsa of Broadway Drawing School which is preparatory for my next Art+Science project: 'New Signals' with Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Center 2 (CUBRIC2) funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Welsh Government. Along with a selection completed artworks, oil on canvas for sale.
The 'New Signals' project is part a Public Engagement with two other Artists Lee Wright and Eric Drass touring exhibition throughout the country between 2017-18 Manchester, Oxford, Nottingham, London, Sussex and Cardiff. To celebrate and convey the enhancements at the new international facility for viewing microstructure in vivo with fMRi and DTi at CUBRIC2.
My work with CUBRIC began in 2012 and I have had several exhibitions in the National Museum of Wales and Galleries in Cardiff expressing the beauty of Diffusion Tensor imaging. My work leading up to the 'New Signals' project will include observational sketches of CUBRIC2 and ideas on how I will be depicting the new technology, its capabilities and my artistic interpretations.
My subject for the project is Phillipa Irving a profession life model depicted internationally and it's my intention too ask Prof. Derek Jones (Director of CUBRIC2) to scan her mind at CUBRIC2 in March 2016 to explore and convey through art the macro to micro structure, from observation life drawings, anatomy, combined and explored with the imaging results of Phillipa's scans in sketches and oil on canvas. I am also collaborating with Dr. Dan Read of Cardiff University School of Physic and Astronomy to recreate my artworks with electron photo lasers to lithograph on to slices of diamond to create novel artwork at an atomic level- ideas of these assimilations will be depicted at the at The Gate exhibition .
Jess Davies will also be showing her new figurative and imaginative artworks. (more detail to come)