New England-based artist Lois Goglia brings X-Ray Visions – a collection of work created from medical imaging materials – to the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) for its latest exhibit. An opening reception for X-Ray Visions will be held on April 12, 2019 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. X-Ray Visions runs through May 25, 2019, and features x-ray films, DNA sequencing gels, and ultrasound radiographs to paint a picture of the human life cycle, our identity and our genetics.
Lois Goglia’s journey into her own intersection of art and science began during a hospital visit, where she noticed a mounted and illuminated animal x-ray and found it beautiful despite its obviously negative prognosis. Its value contrasts, textures, and anatomical shapes provided the frame for the thematic concept that she is still investigating today in her work.
Among the work featured in X-Ray Visions is a series of eighteen collages created from X-ray films, mounted and illuminated on light boxes, that narrate the life cycle starting with the growth of individual cells in petri dishes to the development of a full-term fetus. DNA sequencing gels, animal and human X-rays, mammograms, and fetal ultrasound radiographs are incorporated into this work.
X-Ray Visions will also feature INSIGHT, winner of a 2006 juried competition at the New York Hall of Science, sponsored by Arts Science Collaboration, Inc. The digitally photographed and computer modified prints of X-ray collages that make up INSIGHT went on to be exhibited in 2007, after winning another national competition in conjunction with the New York Academy of Science’s symposium on Science and the Arts.
Goglia has had solo and group exhibitions at the Paul Mellon Art Center, Choate Rosemary Hall; The Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University; The University of Massachusetts Medical School Gallery; The Yale Medical School Gallery; The University of New Haven Gallery; The New Britain Museum; The Mattatuck Museum; The Silvermine Gallery; and The Alexey Von Schippe Museum. Her work has also been displayed at The Butler Museum, Warren, OH and at The University of Pennsylvania Gallery.