EPICS: The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, an Evening with Mark Gilbert | 7 p.m.
SPHRS, a project of Religious Studies, is hosting Mark Gilbert, a Scottish artist, on May 30. The event is titled, "EPICS: The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting."
About Mark Gilbert
Scottish artist, Mark Gilbert earned a BA in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art in 1991. After ten years of studio practice, The Royal London Hospital, England offered him a post as artist in resident. There he worked in collaboration with maxilla facial surgeon, Professor Iain Hutchison and his patients. The resulting exhibition and international tour led to his next project, a two-year research project and exhibition entitled, “Here I am and Nowhere Else: Portraits of Care.”
As with all of Mark Gilbert’s work, the relationship between the subject and the artist is an integral part of the pictures he produces. He has a unique ability to connect and respond to his subjects and to reflect them in a way that is full and human.
Mark Gilbert is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UNMC, completing his dissertation in the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) program. His studies are focused in the interdisciplinary field of Art and Medicine and his dissertation study, EPICS, used arts-based research to explore the experience of portraiture for a small cohort of head and neck cancer patients at UNMC.
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