Alfa Art is pleased to present Lauren Curtis on our current exhibition Visceral & Visionary!! Exhibition duration: July 19th- August 31st!
Captivating artists hail from a variety of diverse occupational backgrounds, and Lauren Curtis is no exception. Working as a marketing coordinator for a healthcare center for over ten years helped Curtis foster a fascination with x-rays, enabling her to view various depictions of the human skeletal frame. It was through this fascination that Curtis found the inspiration to incorporate x-rays into her visually striking body of work. Each of her works serve as a reflection of the spiritual and scientific wonders of animalia and the human form. Her efforts ultimately culminated into her "X-Rayted Series" comprising photographic collages of human and/or animal X-rays sometimes incorporated with Victorian woodcut etchings of insects, plant life and other subjects. Curtis found a way to capture the form of the x-rays through photographs and retain the transparent look of the images while juxtaposing them with original nature images and photos she took of cemetery and funerary statuaries from across the United States & Europe. Though seemingly macabre, Curtis' works radiate a distinctive luminousness as her transparent images reflect soft glowing silhouettes contrasted against dark backgrounds. The similarity between these human and animal skeletal structures reflects the congruity between man and nature, a theme which Curtis' X-Rayted series emphasizes with considerable fervor.
01. What a Black Heart Becomes 02.Amphibiwing 03. In Memory if a Friend 04. Small Creature Yin-Yang 05. Night-root Creature