This new trio of exhibits about ophthalmology highlights medical illustration, vision testing and cataract surgery.
During the Spring 2016 semester, graduate and undergraduate VCU interior design students took their studies beyond the studio and into the university's most high-profile construction project, the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Markel Center. In this collaboration among ICA staff, VCU interior design faculty and BCWH Architecture (the ICA's architect) colleagues, the students examined design challenges presented by the ICA's forum, a space defined by a lofty ceiling, curved wall, glass facade and a sweeping grand staircase. This presentation reveals the students' process through sketches and watercolors, study models, furniture and fixture selections and recorded interviews.
This exhibit, curated by Sarah Faris, features the work of 16 students and alumni of the Department of Communication Art's scientific and preparatory medical illustration track, which requires a rigorous set of science courses hosted by the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences and VCU Life Sciences in addition to their art courses.