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We Are All Made of Art: Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Provides a Compelling Visual for Our Inner Workings

April 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA - April 9, 2019 - 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.

 

About the Science Center

Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For 50+ years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development in the life sciences, healthcare, physical sciences, and emerging technology sectors. As a result, graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing resources and programming for any stage of a business’s lifecycle, the Science Center helps scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators take their concepts from idea to IPO – and beyond.

For more information about the Science Center, go to www.sciencecenter.org.

 

About the Esther Klein Gallery

The Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), which opened in 1977, uses the creative arts as a platform to explore relationships between art, science and technology. EKG seeks to positively impact the cultural life of both its immediate neighborhood of West Philadelphia and the broader Philadelphia community. EKG programming is designed to explore the range of art, science and technology exhibitions, and includes gallery talks, panel discussions, and education programs. For more information, visit www.sciencecenter.org/discover/ekg.