Examining surgeries in a gutsy show (The Boston Globe, 07/31/13)
The sight and smell of fresh jelly doughnuts, cherry pies, and other fruit-laden pastries can evoke a flood of anticipation.
Such goodies were served at the opening of Kathryn Parker Almanas’s show “Pre-Existing Condition” at Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence. But the artwork — also made with jelly, fruit, and dough — is enough to turn your stomach, drawing a precarious balance between attraction and repulsion.
Almanas utilizes the edibles, along with nylon tights, to create models of guts and surgical interventions in large-scale photographs that in ways eerily recall Dutch still life paintings and their finger wagging about how fleeting life is.