Art MD presents: “Synapsis”. An art exhibit about the brain.

Featuring artists: Elizabeth Jameson and Julia Buntaine.  

Where: Nomad Tribe store (2301 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, Fl 33127)

When: 5/8/17- 6/3/17

“Synapsis” features the work of two artists that in different ways explore the important role our brain plays in our health and physiology.

Elizabeth Jameson is an artist who specializes in the intersection of art and science. She transforms her brain scans, particularly MRIs, into provocative images that challenge how society views illness. MRIS are one of her primary symbols of Multiple Sclerosis. Since her diagnosis of MS, she has continually undergone brain scans to track the progression of her disease. Initially the sterile black and white images of the MRIs of her brain were terrifying – she refused to look at them. She began using art to reinterpret these images. Her work invites people to discuss what it means to live in an imperfect body, and to stare directly at the beauty and complexity of the imperfect brain with curiosity.

Julia Buntaine is a neuroscience-based visual artist, director of SciArt Center, and editor in chief of SciArt Magazine. Buntaine attained her BA in neuroscience and sculpture from Hampshire College, her post-baccalaureate certificate in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and her MFA of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows in Amherst, New York City, Baltimore, Seattle, Madison, Princeton, Easton, Toronto, and others. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of Johns Hopkins University. She also teaches, consults, curates, and frequently writes about art, and is currently the Innovator-in-Residence at Rutgers University and a visiting artist at Lafayette College. Buntaine lives and works in New York