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Wed 8:00 AM

NUPOC Gallery Features Oil Paintings by Andrew S. Conklin

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When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

Where: NUPOC, 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: R. J. Garrick, PhD   312.503.5700

Group: Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Program (NUPOC)

Category: Fine Arts

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At NUPOC, science, technology, and art intersect. In recognition of the artistry that is vital to prosthetics and orthotics, NUPOC is delighted to announce the installation and exhibition of oil paintings by Andrew Conklin. Mr. Conklin holds a BFA from the American Academy of Art (Chicago) and an MFA from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco), with postgraduate instruction at the National Academy of Design (New York) and from portraitist Aaron Shikler, painter of the official John F. Kennedy White House portrait.
As a contemporary artist, Mr. Conklin continues the traditions of representational depiction and narrative content in painting. “My favorite subject is the human figure. The human body continues to play a vital role in my work, presenting technical demands and opportunities to explore its spiritual, moral and political condition in contemporary culture.” Mr. Conklin’s paintings challenge the viewer to consider complex life experiences and to examine the human condition as both progressive and unchanging. Mr. Conklin’s recent series of Motion Capture paintings are particularly relevant to NUPOC research that uses motion capture to analyze human gait and motion.
Artists and Certified Prosthetist-Orthotists (CPO) cultivate similar skills. A maxim holds that a good prosthetist-orthotist needs the triad of “head, heart, and hands”. Superior cognitive ability, compassion, and hand skills enable CPOs to serve their patients well. As scientists and clinicians, CPOs are rigorously trained in human anatomy, biomechanics, behavioral sciences, professional issues, practice management, and independent research. They also employ creative artistry that bridges science and technology to fit and fabricate functional, comfortable, wearable prostheses and orthoses.
NUPOC appreciates Andrew Conklin and the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (Chicago) for making this exhibit possible.

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