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Science Plus Art-Fused Exhibition
by Kelly Milukas
Kelly Milukas’ provocative Keys to the Cure exhibition at the prestigious Providence Art Club spans the broad and Freudian symbolism entwined with keys, locks and the mysteries of the body.
Milukas’ exhibition opens on April 7 and runs through April 26 in the Maxwell Mays Gallery, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, Rhode Island.
Keys to the Cure comprises more than 25 multimedia artworks, which focus on the power of keys to unlock nothing less than the human code.
A dynamic interplay of paint, encaustic, photography and sculpture, it tells the story of stem-cell research and regenerative medicine, and as such invites the viewer to ponder, celebrate and unlock the mysteries of life itself. Handmade keys float off painted color fields, representing the interior tissues and organs of the body. Still more glowing keys hang from above with filaments and fibers symbolizing human veins and cells, a tantalizing promise of hope and rebirth.
Keys to the Cure was unveiled as a solo exhibition at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., in 2011. The series was commissioned by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation to visually translate, communicate and educate the healing story of regenerative medicine to the global community. The Regenerative Medicine Foundation is an internationally focused not-for-profit organization that enables the advancement of new treatments and therapies based on regenerative medicine and ultimately to realize the goals of personalized medicine.
The exhibition debut announced that Milukas’ works would be made available to other exhibition venues, and this latest exhibit opening on April 7th contains original pieces plus many new works, including the ancient wax medium of encaustic paint, sculptures created in contemporary stone clay, cast and carved resin gilded with stunning 23 karat gold, palladium, copper and silver.
Artist Milukas sees her work as a unique collaboration between art and science with a goal of healing. “While visually capturing this extraordinary science revolution, I unlocked a part of my soul, which I have worn like a badge, becoming one of the proud ambassadors pushing for change,” says Milukas.
A digital guide to the original exhibition, including many multimedia images and works that will be on view is available at kellymilukas.com
Caption: Key Fields by Kelly Milukas
"Unlocking the body’s ability to heal itself"
Who: Kelly Milukas
What: Science Plus Art-Fused Exhibition
Opens: Sunday, April 7th 2-4pm
Free and Open to the Public
Where: Providence Art Club
Maxwell Mays Gallery, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02906
When: April 7 to – April 26
"I have everyone’s color within me. Walk bravely beside me. We all hold the Keys to the Cure.”