Scents and Medical Sensibility is an exhibit now running at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center in Washington, DC:
Have you ever pondered how the olfactory sense affects visual perception, or how a scent can evoke a dormant childhood memory? In this unconventional exhibition international curator, art critic and clinical allergist, Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, asks artists and fragrance researchers to explore how the physical self experiences and knows the world through the sense of smell. So by trading in their paints for aromatic oils and fragrances the participating artists transform the traditional gallery into an olfactory lab, where visitors directly experience the connection between physical health and visual aesthetics.
Exhibiting artists include Peter Hopkins, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lepage, Anne McClain, Gayil Nalls, Carrie Paterson, Jiayi Young, Shih-Wen Young and Tobias. The exhibit runs through May 1.
On April 8th, the gallery will present a talk at 6:30 pm: The Nose Knows: The Mysterious Connections Between Smells, Emotions and Health, With Robert I. Henkin, MD of the Taste and Smell Clinic and Ada Polla of Alchimie Forever. Admission is free.
The gallery is located at 1632 U St NW, and more information can be found at their website.