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.
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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