Med in Art

Exhibition “Defiant Specimens” Cindy Stelmackowich & Susan Feindel, 14 Oct 2016, Halifax-Canada


Opening reception Friday, October 14, 5-7 p.m.

Both artists in attendance

Cindy Stelmackowich & Susan Feindel

Susan Feindel, Lobster Eggs (detail), watercolour, rabbit skin glue, 11″ x 31″
Cindy Stelmackowich, Sensorium series: Stomach (detail), glass beads, marble paper, 29″ x 23″

Defiant Specimens

Preserved natural specimens have been collected for centuries for the study of natural history, human anatomy and the advancement of science. In the exhibition Defiant Specimens, the artworks of Susan Feindel and Cindy Stelmackowich strive to expand the materiality and visualization of scientific specimens. There is a special attention to wonder, speculation, vulnerability and the limits of human understanding and expression in their works. They blend images and ideas from nature, natural habitats, and old dictionaries and scientific textbooks that cross mediums and flip between the tangible and implied.


Cindy Stelmackowich

Cindy Stelmackowich, Casted #2 (detail), paper, gauze, plaster bandages, string, metal, 11″ x 7″ x 5″


Susan Feindel

Susan Feindel, Lobster Eggs Healy, watercolour and rabbit skin glue, 30″ x 22.5″ 


Studio 21 Fine Art is the most significant commercial gallery dealing in contemporary fine art in Atlantic Canada. The gallery was established in 1983 and since then has been exhibiting and selling the work of outstanding Canadian contemporary (that is, current not historic) artists, providing artwork to private and corporate collectors locally, nationally and internationally. Outside of our gallery space located in the heart of Halifax’s new downtown cultural mecca near the waterfront, Studio 21 also exhibits regularly at art fairs in the US and Canada, including Art Toronto and Papier (Montreal). Studio 21 Fine Art is a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada.