To be invited by a library to create a body of work and receive an artist residency to further explore the subject using rare collections is an amazing opportunity and privilege.  Materia Medica is an exhibition of work that comes from my year researching and exploring Montreal's medical past using artifacts, X rays and an early photographic process called cyanotype.  On exhibition at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University, visitors are also invited to see the Osler Room and its collection of rare books and medical artifacts.  The library is open from Monday to Friday, 9 - 5 p.m. The Materia Medica exhibition continues until May 4, 2018.

Exposition Materia Medica à la Bibliothèque Osler de l'histoire de la médecine
• Materia Medica, une exposition d'œuvres récentes de l'artiste Loren Williams, explore l'histoire médicale de Montréal à travers des artefacts, des radiographies et des images créées en utilisant un procédé photographique du XIXe siècle appelé cyanotype. Les visiteurs de cette bibliothèque unique sont également invités à visiter la salle Osler et sa collection de livres rares et d'artefacts médicaux. Faisant partie de l'Université McGill, la bibliothèque Osler de l'histoire de la médecine est ouverte au public du lundi au vendredi, de 9 h à 17 h. L'exposition Materia Medica se poursuit jusqu'au 4 mai 2018.

The support of the McGill University Osler Library of the History of Medicine, the Michele Larose - Osler Library Artist-in-Residence Programme and the Canada Council for the Arts is greatly appreciated.