ELAINE WHITTAKER
SHIVER

APRIL 1 TO APRIL 25
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 6:30 - 9 PM

ELAINE WHITTAKER Shiver, 2014-2015 Petri dishes, monofilament, pipette tips, grown salt crystals, various sizes


ELAINE WHITTAKER
Shiver, 2014-2015
Petri dishes, monofilament, pipette tips, grown salt crystals, various sizes

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Shiver, an exhibition by artist Elaine Whittaker.

 

THERE IS NO PASSION SO CONTAGIOUS AS THAT OF FEAR.

                                                                                                Michel de Montaigne

*EBOLA * INFLUENZA* MEASLES* SARS* WEST NILE VIRUS*

DON’T STAND TOO CLOSE
COVER YOUR MOUTH
WASH YOUR HANDS

SHIVER

UNGUARDED ORIFICES
EPIDERMAL POROUSNESS
MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY
PRECARIOUS BODILY BALANCE

SHIVER

THE DISORDER OF MINERALIZED ERUPTIONS
THE DISRUPTION OF MIGRATING MICROBES
THE CHAOS OF MULTIPLE IMMERSIONS

SHIVER

 INVISIBLE MUTATIONS
INTIMIDATING EPIDEMICS
INEXPLICABLE CONTAGIONS

UP
AND
DOWN
YOUR
FLINCHING
UNHINGED
SPINE

SHIVER


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Elaine Whittaker & Ruth Roach Pierson

Elaine Whittaker is a Canadian artist inspired by an aesthetic in which art and science intersect. Her artworks have been shown in group and solo exhibits, nationally and internationally. These include, among others, Science Gallery (Dublin, Ireland), Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), Red Head Gallery (Toronto), Ontario Science Centre (Toronto), Yukon Arts Centre Gallery (Whitehorse), McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton), Kunsthaus Santa Fe (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (Michigan). She has been an invited participant in residencies, workshops and festivals on science and art, and her work has been featured in literary, academic, medical, and scientific periodicals, websites and blogs. She is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, and holds a BFA (York University, Toronto), a Fine Arts diploma (Toronto School of Art), and a BA (Carleton University, Ottawa).

ELAINE WHITTAKER Screened for Rotavirus, 2015 Digital print, 16 x 16 inches

ELAINE WHITTAKER
Screened for Rotavirus, 2015
Digital print, 16 x 16 inches

ELAINE WHITTAKER Screened for Ebola, 2015 Digital print, 16 x 16 inches

ELAINE WHITTAKER
Screened for Ebola, 2015
Digital print, 16 x 16 inches