Gas & Electric Arts is proud to partner with InLiquid Art + Design, who will present two exhibitions that open during the run of Behind the Eye. Experience the work of two Philadelphia photographers whose work is in the contemporary lineage of Lee Miller.
In Light of the Lens: Withdrawn
November 2 – December 16, 2012
First Friday receptions:
November 2 and December 7, 5 – 7 pm
Painted Bride Art Center Cafe Gallery
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Kathryn Borbas is a 23-year old photographer and mixed media artist working towards her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Most of her work conceptually faces her nearly decade-long battle with chronic pain conditions. Exploring the perpetual struggle against ones own body, a journey towards relief from a variety of agonizing sensations, and most of all the complexities of adapting to a life with a pain so awful it never ceases. She creates work as layered and unique as the pain itself. Borbas’ work is almost exclusively made up of self-portraiture, using art as a cathartic means of examining her situation and the limitations of photography itself, describing a condition that is utterly invisible. Creating her own aesthetic language she continually challenges how pain and struggle can be visually represented.
Gallery Hours at the Painted Bride Art Center are Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm to 6pm.