Visions of Complexity: A Multimedia Art Exhibition Illuminating the Intersection of Art and
Science

Explore the intricate relationship between genetics and the environment as Visions of Complexity opens to the public on March 7, 2024, at The Arts League at 4226 Spruce Street in Philadelphia, with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will run until March 29th, 2024. This innovative multimedia art exhibition spotlights the work of resident artists from the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) Translational Research Immersion Program (TRIP) at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.

“Visions of Complexity” spotlights the compelling connection between art and science,
showcasing an array of artistic mediums that invite visitors to explore the research into
polygenic diseases, including depression and addiction. The exhibition seeks to bridge the gap
between the data-driven world of genetics research and the deeply personal experiences
associated with mental health.


Throughout the exhibition, artists in residence Angela McQuillan and Julie Rainbow each offer
their unique perspectives on the challenges faced in understanding and treating conditions that
are influenced by both our genetic makeup and the world around us. Their works transform
scientific research into a thought-provoking visual language that engages viewers on an
emotional level.


“Visions of Complexity” is an exploration of the beauty that arises from the fusion of seemingly
disparate worlds. In an era where the boundaries between disciplines are continuously
expanding, this exhibition invites visitors on a journey of introspection and discovery. It
encourages dialogue, understanding, and empathy as we collectively strive to unravel the
mysteries of our shared human experience.


Exhibition Details:
Visions of Complexity
March 7 – March 29, 2024
Opening Reception: March 7 from 5-7:30pm
The Arts League, 4226 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104


Featuring ITMAT Artists-in-Residence Angela McQuillan and Julie Rainbow, with additional
artwork by Manuel La Torre Poueymioru, Dr. J. Yasha Kresh and Dr. Frederic D. Bushman, as
well as anonymous contributions.
Free and Open to the Public


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