Lucy Gans’ work explores the notion of self through repetition. All of her works are done as a series, many contain text but it is the relationship of one image to another along with a continuing narrative that primarily interests the artist. She uses her own face and body as a stand-in for all women, so they are not really “self” portraits. The subject of her work for the past seven years has been violence and injustices committed against women and girls. “I use drawing and printmaking as a way to negotiate my way through some of the irreconcilable differences I encounter in human behavior.”
Gans teaches visual art at Lehigh University were she currently holds the Weinstock Chair in Art and Architecture, and is also an affiliated faculty member in the Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She earned her MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and her BFA from Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH. She studied at the Art Students League, New York, NY.
The exhibit in the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts rum August 30th through October 26, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30pm.