New group show 'Corpus' at Snap Space distorts the human body in frighteningly beautiful ways

click to enlarge "HD034ph" - Roger Weiss
Roger Weiss
"HD034ph"
The photographs in this frankly amazing group show at Snap Space hearken back to a time before Photoshop, when creating visual effects was an art of the eye and the lens, although some of these works do use modern technology to achieve their aims. The Dilatations series by Roger Weiss (above) fragments and reassembles hundreds of photographs of each subject into something monolithic and frighteningly beautiful, abstracting them into hypermodern Venuses. Jörg Heidenberger's images, as shockingly distorted as they are – it's almost difficult to visually reassemble the human body in the portraits – seem to use only perspective to achieve maximum impact. Photos by Marwane Pallas and Nicolas Senegas and paintings by Cristina Troufa are lighter, cheekier, with more humor and decorative aesthetics, while David Catá's embroidered portraits – sewn directly into his skin – offer a grimmer sort of humor, an acknowledgment of the beauty but also pain of love, and the marks and sometimes scars it makes on those who dare to commit.

Opening 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 24 | through Sept. 24 | Snap Space, 1013 E. Colonial Drive | snaporlando.com | free, RSVP at website requested

WE LOVE OUR READERS!

Since 1990, Orlando Weekly has served as the free, independent voice of Orlando, and we want to keep it that way.

Becoming an Orlando Weekly Supporter for as little as $5 a month allows us to continue offering readers access to our coverage of local news, food, nightlife, events, and culture with no paywalls.

Join today because you love us, too.

Jessica Bryce Young

Jessica Bryce Young has been working with Orlando Weekly since 2003, serving as copy editor, dining editor and arts editor before becoming editor in chief in 2016.
Scroll to read more Arts Stories + Interviews articles

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.