Helen Pynor at The Wellcome Collection
Pynor trained initially as a biologist, before completing a BA in Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, and much of her work involves extensive archival research and close collaboration with a variety of scientists.
Pynor’s work has spanned a range of styles and subject matter, but two central continuous themes are water, as source of life, and the body – both as biological entity and social or cultural construct.
Pynor is back in the UK after a lengthy period in Sydney working on numerous collaborative and personal projects. Her work can be viewed at the following establishments:-
THE WELLCOME COLLECTION, LONDON 29 Mar – 17 Jun 2012
Helen’s work ‘Headache’ will be included in this major exploration of the physicality of the human brain. A detail from Helen’s work will be used to promote the exhibition so if you’re in London watch out for her image on billboards in tube stations and other locations.
GV ART, LONDON – Until 14th April
The polymath creates synergies and connects disparate ideas and schools of thought. This group exhibition explores the notion of the polymath in the context of art and science.
Curated by Robert Devcic and Dr Jonathan Hutt