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    STREET ANATOMY Group Gallery Show held at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL September 3 - November 19, 2010.
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Street Anatomy Group Gallery Show
A group exhibition featuring human anatomy in contemporary art and pop culture
 
September 3 - November 19, 2010
International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago
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Anatomy has become as pervasive in modern culture as it is in medical textbooks. The subject is used extensively in advertising, designer toys, fashion, interior design, street art, and more. Even the heart at the center of the classic “I heart Mom” tattoo has taken a turn toward the anatomically correct, as tattoo artists impart a more real and visceral emotion to the piece; a testament to the very validity of the statement.
 
The Street Anatomy gallery show featured the work of contemporary artists who integrate human anatomy into their art, providing the public with an understanding of the movement’s widening scope and undeniable impact. The show will include works from many of the illustrators, street artists, tattoo artists, digital artists, fashion designers, graphic designers, and those who defy labels—all of whom have been featured on the Street Anatomy blog. Each artist will be asked to provide their motivation behind the use of anatomy in their work. The show will be a celebration, as we witness anatomy casting off the constraints of academia and ascending to a headier place in the popular culture. In so doing, the show will demonstrate why the use of anatomy in art and design has become such a popular movement—one that continues to fascinate those both inside and outside the medical world.
 

– Vanessa Ruiz, Curator
   Street Anatomy

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Gallery show postcard