Location: Artspace Gallery – CSN North Las Vegas Campus
Dates: Friday, September 24, 2021 – Saturday, November 20, 2021
Hours: 8am – 10:30pm M-F, 8am – 5pm Sat, Closed Sunday and all National Holidays
Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 19, 6pm, Room H211, Reception to follow in the CSN Artspace Gallery
The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts is currently hosting an exhibition featuring the artwork of artist and University of South Carolina Associate Professor of Art, Dawn Hunter. This exhibition showcases drawings highlighting Hunter’s research into Spanish neuroscientist, pathologist, and histologist specializing in neuroanatomy and the central nervous system, Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Dawn Hunter: Aesthetic Instincts: The Intersection of Art and Science in the life of Santiago Ramón y Cajal will run through Saturday, November 20, 2021. Dawn Hunter will lead an Artist Talk on Tuesday, Ocrtober 19, 2021, in room H211 on the CSN North Las Vegas Campus. A Reception with light refreshments will follow the Artist Talk in the Artspace Gallery.
Dawn Hunter is an Associate Professor at the School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina, and a former Fulbright España Senior Research Fellow at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, Spain. Aesthetic Instincts: the Intersection of Art and Science in the life of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, her new body of work is a suite of biographical drawings and paintings about Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience. Her series is comprised of creative works and formal investigations of Cajal’s scientific drawings housed at the Legado Cajal, Instituto Cajal, Madrid, Spain. She has also drawn directly from Cajal’s scientific illustrations that are currently on display at an exhibition at the John Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Dawn Hunter pursued her undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute, Parsons School of Design, and the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art & Music. As a Regents Fellow, she received her MFA from the University of California, Davis where she studied with Robert Arneson, Roy DeForest, and Irit Rogoff. She has participated in numerous solo and multiple artist exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Additionally, she has also received many awards and grants for her artwork, most notably, a Starr Foundation Fellowship, enabling her to be the first American woman to serve as Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Academy of Art, London.
The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.