November 21 - December 28, 2019
“–The Central Library presents New England and Hawaii-based Artist Megan Bent’s photography exhibition exploring her experiences living with an invisible disability. She uses chlorophyll printing, an alternative photographic process, which uses UV light to print on leaves, and she will teach this technique in her workshop on November 22, 2019. All programs are free to the public. In her solo exhibition, Latency, Bent prints medical imageries, such as x-rays of her bones, or images of herself on leaves. The exhibition is Bent’s contemplation on her perception of her body. The documentations of these leaves are captured on a stark vast, black background, in contrast to the frail leaves and their intricate textures, as if the artist conveys the lurking of the impermanence and the frailty of the nature, a.k.a. our body. In the exhibit, audiences will have an opportunity to see how Bent sets-up her printing process, a box covered with a cloth to protect prints from exposure to the sun and diminished imageries. This exhibition portrays the beauty of nature while underscoring the organic nature of disability and the cycle of life. Bent’s exhibit brings audiences down-to-earth and asks the viewer to consider the experience of transience we all share.”
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Workshop: November 22, 2019 | 10 am – 12 pm
710 W Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78701 Texas