Exhibition Runs: February 8th to March 31st, 2012
Closing Reception: March 15th, 7-8PM
At UAS +15 Gallery
Meet the Morphoids is an overview of the Institute of Morphoid Research, and the creatures it studies. The Morphoids are unusual creatures, identified by the distinct peeling quality of their skin.
The Institute of Morphoid Research is dedicated to the study and preservation of the creatures falling within a new phylum, Morphopodia. The Institute aims to document all aspects of the Morphoids, through many avenues of study and research, including observation, photography, video, drawing, anatomical study, and eventually, dissection.
This exhibit follows the stories of a few of the Morphoids through a museum style, didactic panel presentation. Through this exhibition, the Institute aims to further educate the public, expand its reach and attract a new audience.
For more information, please visit www.InstituteOfMorphoidResearch.com.
Jennifer Akkermans is the Founder and Chief Researcher of the Institute of Morphoid Research. She holds a BFA (with distinction) from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and a PhD in Cryptozoology from Thunderwood College. She has recently participated in Trap/Door Artist Run Centre’s Gushul Studio Residency, completed a short film through EMMEDIA’s Production Access program, and collaborated with a dancer in the Fluid Festival’s Spark program. Along with exhibiting her work, Jennifer is active online, keeping up the IMR’s website, at InstituteOfMorphoidResearch.com, as well as her own, at JenniferAkkermans.com.
Exhibition Runs: February 10 to March 1, 2012
Opening Reception: February 10, 7-10PM
At UAS Satellite Gallery
The medical office waiting room is a thinking space. In design and function, this space encourages the anxious mind to wander, imagining the possible and impossible outcomes of the visit. While thought can lead to productive action, this state of mind meanders between the rational and irrational, and traps the thinker in a place of passive redundancy. Time is consumed, but there is no resolved outcome.
Lindsay Joy is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Patient exhibits anxious tendencies and unexplained compulsion to stitch. She is a sufferer of acute phoneitis and exhibits extreme irritability towards modernism.
Melissa Wong is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Patient functions with a compulsion to obsessively weave and draw. She also suffers from nostalgia, and is known to self-medicate by baking or writing poetry.