May 7 – July 23, 2004
Anne Mondro: Sarcinae de Corpus Series
Marie Dutka: Images Inspired by the Fingerprint
Concurrent exhibitions of sculpture by Anne Mondro and paintings, prints, and collages by Marie Dutka will be on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago from May 7, 2004 to July 23, 2004.
A reception for the artists that is open and free to the public will take place on Friday, May 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The “Sarcinae de Corpus” series (derived from the Latin term meaning baggage of the body) focuses on Anne Mondro’s exquisitely crafted “handbags” with inset components based on wax anatomical models. Mondro states that “the “Sarcinae de Corpus” Series functions as fetish objects that absorb the painful memories of illness and disease.”
A resident of Michigan , Mondro received a BFA in crafts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and an MFA in jewelry/metals from Kent State University in Ohio. She has taught jewelry/metals techniques to young people since 1998 and is currently on the faculty at the University of Michigan.
Marie Dutka’s “Images Inspired by the Fingerprint” utilize the fingerprint as an icon to explore more positive themes of identity, unity, and nature. Dutka says that “by altering the scale and by removing the context of the fingerprint, I transform a familiar image into something wholly different: a maze, an eye, a hurricane, or simply an investigation of color and design.”
A resident of Illinois , Dutka received a BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, and an MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Having received numerous grants and awards, Dutka has participated in residencies and fellowships in Illinois, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
These exhibitions are the latest in the Museum’s “Anatomy in the Gallery” series, which highlights artists who work in medically related themes.
“The Anatomy in the Gallery program makes it possible for the museum to present contemporary art related to the museum mission, within the context of the Museum’s exceptional collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture,” said curator Leonard Kliwinski. “We hope the artists’ very personal work will inspire and ultimately educate visitors about survival and the creative process.”
This project is partially sponsored by a CityArts Program 2 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.