Almost 30 years ago, Philadelphia-based radiologist Susan Summerton started collecting x-ray photos that coincidentally resembled letters, numbers, and shapes. Using those radiographic images of bones, organs, muscles and surgical materials, she embraced her artistic abilities and created reproductions of words and symbols.
The Temple grad named her medical artwork collection Xray Artistry, and is set to showcase it in her first solo gallery show at Large Format Digital Printing (LFDP) in New Jersey.
LFDP will host a public opening ceremony of the exhibit on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 19 Bridge Street in the Stockton borough of New Jersey. The gallery runs through Jan. 6, 2017.
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Summerton’s unique blend of medicine, photography, anatomy and art received recognition from prestigious organizations; in 2014, she submitted a piece of Xray Artistry to an international contest sponsored by the Radiologic Society of North America. The artwork received an Honorable Mention and was featured at the Society’s annual meeting, where she was selected as “Best New Exhibitor.” In October, the Philadelphia Native was invited to present her Xray Artistry collection at the prestigious Parallax Arts Fair in London, England.
Summerton— who works with a large group of radiologists in Philadelphia called Radiology Affiliates Imaging (RAI)— also uses her artistic vision to make customized gifts for anyone interested in owning a piece of the medical artwork.
To learn more about Xray Artistry, view artwork, or place custom orders, visit www.xrayartistry.com or contact Dr. Susan Summerton at 856.981.6783.