January 13 – July 6, 2017 | Thomson Gallery
Opening reception January 12, 2017 6pm-9pm
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"Tracing the Remains" is a viscerally introspective exhibition by Philadelphia artists Sabrina Small and Caitlin McCormack explores transformations of the living body and its decay post mortem. Highly detailed embroidered and crocheted pieces adapt the Mütter Museum collection into captivating personal narratives.
Swarming with intricate beadwork, layered drawings, and thousands of stitches, Small’s infirmed figures struggle against consuming pathologies. McCormack’s willowy skeletal forms are distilled to gripping memories pinned to stark, inky backgrounds, shielded by Victorian style framing.
This evocative work advocates for a more personal perspective of The Mütter Museum collection, addressing the effects of chronic illness.
Explore artwork available for purchase online from the Mutter Museum store -- and note that 15% of all sales from Tracing the Remains will benefit Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia.
The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.