A Cuore Aperto

Exhibited in Florence, Italy, 2014


Following my exhibition Embodiments at La Specola Museum in Florence in 2012-2013, I was invited to create work for the Florentine project space Contemporanea 2 (C2). This series, A Cuore Aperto, (“The Opened Heart”), was inspired by my visits to biomedical laboratories where researchers were exploring ways that stem cells could regenerate the ailing heart. It combines images from cutting edge contemporary medical research with forms and images from Florence’s religious and artistic traditions.

Silvia Cangioli, writes in the A Cuore Aperto Catalogue for this exhibition:

. . . With a particular interest in the heart, Janice works in the liminal space between apparent opposites: matter and spirit, science and religion, nature and culture. In this new series A Cuore Aperto, art and science, tradition and modernity live together in work which has both great emotional impact and a delicate sensibility.”

Mark of Gratitude
Mark of Gratitude

15.5 x 21 x 5 in

Night Season
Night Season

13.63 x 16 x 5.5 in

Heart Sutra
Heart Sutra

14.13 x 17 x 4 in

Spiritus
Spiritus

12.25 x 15 x 4 in

Matter of Pleasing Wonder
Matter of Pleasing Wonder

11.5 x 13.5 x 3.5

Affinities
Affinities

12 x 14 x 3.75 in

Currents
Currents

12 x 15.5 x 2 in

Constellation
Constellation

12.5 x 14 x 4 in

Coalescence
Coalescence

11.5 x 14.5 x 3.75

5-2
5-2