X-Ray Visions: Lois Goglia is an exhibition of work created from medical imaging materials such as x-ray films, DNA sequencing gels and ultrasound radiographs that explore the relationships of genetics, identity and the human life cycle. It is currently on display at the Esther Klein Gallery through May 25.
Lois Goglia originally found her inspiration at a veterinary hospital. While sitting in the treatment room, Ms. Goglia’s eyes fixated on an animal X-ray mounted on a light box hanging on a wall across the room. She found the animal image beautiful, despite its associations with illness. Its value contrasts, textures and anatomical shapes made the X-ray visually compelling. X-rays provided a thematic concept that she is still investigating today: the relationship between art and science.
X-Ray Visions features the GENESIS series, which was inspired by a gift of DNA sequencing gels and petri dish X-ray radiographs furnished by a Yale University Medical School researcher. This is a series of 18 collages created from X-ray films. The images are wall-mounted and illuminated on light boxes. They chronicle the beginning of life from 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, as well as fetal ultrasound radiographs are incorporated into this work.
EKG is free and open to the public. It’s open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment.
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