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.