Art League Rhode Island (“ALRI”), in collaboration with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will sponsor an interpretive exhibition opening March 12, 2018; “Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function” featuring varied multi-media works by award winning artists Victoria Guerina and Betsy Ritz. The artists’ work, along with other artists from around the world, were displayed at last year’s 1st Annual CSF Symposium’s Juried Exhibition held at The Warren Alpert Medical School (also a cooperative effort between ALRI and The Warren Alpert Medical School) where both artists were awarded a joint exhibition by the jurors.
Both Guerina and Ritz have a background in the sciences, and the work reflected in this exhibition illustrates the artists’ imaginative and singular look at our most complex, and likely least understood, human organ. Drawing on curiosity, personal experience, scientific references, and artistic experimentation, Guerina and Ritz created a series of artworks, each in their unique visual style. Using a variety of materials and perspectives, they bring to life the insights, projections, and memories that express what they find most intriguing and beautiful about the brain.