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"The Intimate Collection" by Kathryn Parker Almanas at Yellow Peril

Exhibition includes sewn works and photographs that explore "the pleasures and confusion of intimacy and the body."

Providence, RI, July 10, 2016 --( Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present The Intimate Collection by Kathryn Parker Almanas, featuring sewn works and photographs that consider “sex, death, skin, bones, undergarments, intimacy, loneliness, destruction, healing and humor” and explore “the pleasures and confusion of intimacy and the body.” The opening reception and artist talk is Saturday, August 13, from 6PM – 9PM.

Kathryn Parker Almanas earned a BFA in Photography from MassArt in 2003 and a MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2007. While at Yale, she was awarded the Schickle-Collingwood Prize, and upon receiving her MFA, was the recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship to conduct research on the history of anatomical dissection in Italy. Her work has been published in 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers, Photo District News, Metropolis, to name a few. She has created art on commission basis for New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Details magazine, Culture+Travel magazine, among others. Almanas's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Providence, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia. Her photographs and collage work investigate destruction and healing within the body and the terrors and pleasures of embodiment, often drawing ideas from the medical world.

“I play with how we recognize ourselves in textures and materials,” Almanas notes in the artist statement about The Intimate Collection. “I make use of pleather, satin, lace, panties, and bras to evoke thoughts of their intentional usage. Sewing, pinning, fastening act as means of healing and holding together what seems to be falling apart.”

The opening reception and artist talk for The Intimate Collection is Saturday, August 13, from 6PM – 9PM. The exhibition will conclude Saturday, September 24, with a closing reception and artist talk. This is Almanas’ second solo exhibition at Yellow Peril. Previously, she presented Pre-Existing Condition in 2013.
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