GALLERY: Seeds of Thought: Paintings by Katherine Sherwood

To accompany this month’s podcast on the neuropsychology of art, we are proud to present this exclusive online gallery of recent work by painter Katherine Sherwood. Click on each image to enlarge.

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Katherine Sherwood’s acclaimed mixed-media paintings gracefully investigate the point at which the essential aspects of art, science, and disability intersect. After enduring a massive stroke in 1997, Sherwood was forced to paint using her left hand. Her works juxtapose abstracted medical images, such as cerebral angiograms of the artist’s brain, with fluid renderings of ancient patterns. In doing so, they mythically explore and reveal inner spaces and neural landscapes. Sherwood’s work was exhibited in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and at Yerba Buena Art Center in 2003. SherwoodSherwood has had solo exhibitions recently at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, Locks Gallery in Philadelphia, Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans,  Hemphill Gallery in Washington DC and Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The interdisciplinary relevance of her work has led to her recent participation in “Visionary Anatomies” at the National Academy of Science in Washington DC, “Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art” at the Kemper Museum in St. Louis and “Human Being” at the Chicago Cultural Center.  She co-curated the exhibition “Blind at the Museum” at the Berkeley Art Museum, and organized an accompanying conference at UC Berkeley, where she is also a professor in the Art Department.  Sherwood was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship 2005-2006 and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant 2006-2007.

Check out the January 2010 edition of The Beautiful Brain Podcast, which features an interview with Katherine Sherwood.

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Noah Hutton

Noah Hutton is a film director and curator, and was named a 2015 Salzburg Global Fellow in Neuroscience and Art.

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