Artist: Greg Ellwand
Curator: Sherry Chunqing Liu
A heartwarming, imagination-filled story unfolds, as Greg Ellwand documents the University of Toronto St. George vaccine clinic through his unique perspective as both a clinic staff member and artist-in-residence in 2021.
From frontline administrative staff to pharmacists in the back room, Ellwand’s intimate portrayals of people, medical devices, and special moments situate them in both documentative and imaginative futuristic spaces, showcasing a story that connects with vaccine recipients as well as medical practitioners.
Located in the building where the clinic was run, Clinic into the Future provides an evocative space that invites visitors to engage in not just emotional but also spatial dialogue with Ellwand’s vivid, vibrant and dream-like depictions of a monumental time in history, when the St. George vaccine clinic contributed to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, administering over 90,460 vaccines.
Click here to learn more about how the exhibit originally started.
Click here to read about how Daniels Faculty student Sherry Chunqing Liu curated the exhibit with the artist Greg Ellwand.
Dedicated to the clinic staff, especially Susan Camm. Sponsored by University of Toronto Facilities Services.
Photos of the exhibition by Mariam Matti.
Banner image: Photo by Sherry Chunqing Liu.