Artist Frida Kahlo had serious body issues. No, we dont mean the Sasquatch eyebrows and pencil stache -- though if her self-portraits are any indication, Frida definitely couldve used some Nair. Were talking deformed legs, a crooked spine, and dozens of broken bones from a bus accident. Ouch.
Fridas grandniece, Mexican photographer Cristina Kahlo, puts her own personal body obsessions on display in the new Mar de lo invisible (Sea of the Unseen) exhibit. This series comes from a curiosity and desire to use x-ray images because they are, after all, photographs of the interior of the human body, says Kahlo. The artist combines modern digital photography with x-rays, producing unexpected imagery thats a subtle nod to the human bodys watery makeup. Angelfish swimming through shoulder joints. A red beta in a pelvis. The latters kinda freaky, but hey, at least Cristina didnt use crabs.
(Pictured: Kahlo's Concha Nacarada de Caraco/Mother of Pearl Seashell.)
Thu., April 2, 7-9 p.m., 2009