Holy Family’s October Art Show–Liminal Spaces, a solo exhibition of work by Karen Schlechter–will run in the University Art Gallery from October 2–30. The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 9, from 7–9 pm.
The Art Gallery is located in the Lower Level of the Education and Technology Center on the Northeast Campus at 9801 Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Schools and large groups are welcome. Exhibits and reception events are free and open to the public.
In the exhibition, Schlechter presents a series of artworks that trace a specific understanding the artist has of liminal spaces. Schlechter refers to liminal spaces as a place rather than a state or condition. “It is a space where exchanges between the viewer and the image take place, moving the viewer to other realms – be it through a stairway leading into the unknown or via intimate portraits of flowers that seem to reach out and pull you into their depths,” said Schlechter.
Schlechter is a Philadelphia-based artist who has exhibited photography in galleries and cafés both locally and regionally. Her work was recently included in a group exhibition at The Open Hearth Foundation in Washington, DC. She has had solo exhibitions at the Café Twelve and The Highpoint Café, both located in Philadelphia. Schlechter’s current work is comprised solely of digital photography.