For this exhibition, Katya Traboulsi has taken the MRI scan, x rays - and used it to re-invent the portrait. Her art is about manipulating the surface to get underneath the surface. The inside of the body is a fearful place, usually left to the medical profession. The inside is the place we don’t look. The inside of our bodies is still taboo. But it is time to reclaim the beauty and perfection of it. Prettiness is not the goal , its more about something glorious and fascinating. While our society worships looks and style, and makes its judgments accordingly, the judgment of the body is very different. The cells, systems, tissues and cavities of the body are gloriously made toward perfection. Katya Traboulsi has re-conducted us to view ourselves differently. We are more than we thought. We are movingly similar each one of us. Our separate personalities are temporarily erased, freeing us from the worry of self, into a united place that all of us share. It is this united place that art makes possible. Her work does what art is supposed to do, open the way to another world.
Katya Traboulsi: Solo Exhibition for Lebanese Artist Katya Traboulsi