This summer at Kidspace we sanitized the ArtBar, polished our medical supplies, and sharpened our colored pencils for the exhibition It’s Only Human.
In the gallery, artists Marilene Oliver and Nick Veasey use medical technology to create images of the human body that reveal bones, blood vessels, organs, and tissue. They show bodies in different positions, sometimes posing to show off their strength, sometimes twirling gracefully, and sometimes just doing ordinary things like sitting on the bus. A look inside Oliver’s Totems reveals the treasures inside our heads, while Veasey’s Skate Park might inspire us to head outside for some exercise.
Marilene Oliver, Totems
Nick Veasey, Skate Park
Decked out like a pharmacy, the ArtBar(x) has everything the doctor might prescribe to lift your spirits and spark your creativity.
Get inspired by Oliver’s Headspace and build your own brain, create your own whirling dervish out of tracing paper, or study medical models of bones and organs to make your own original drawing. Feeling blue? Ask your ArtBar technician for a prescription for some art supplies as a pick-me-up. Stressed? Try working it out with some modeling clay. Got the giggles? Build a silly sculpture out of pipe cleaners.
Whatever your summer holds, we recommend stopping by Kidspace for some creative inspiration.