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Emerging Newtown artist Lucine Kaplan exhibits unique works at ArtWRKD


In a groundbreaking exploration of artistic expression, emergent artist Lucine (loo-sin) Kaplan has unveiled a solo show, pushing the boundaries of traditional portraiture and subject.

Titled “A Decade of Pantyhose,” this unique exhibition showcases the artist’s innovative use of the much-maligned pantyhose as a medium for creating “a stunning body of work.”

With a meticulous attention to detail, Lucine intricately weaves and manipulates the delicate fabric, unravels its hidden potential, and creates portraits that capture the essence of their subjects. The use of pantyhose allows for a unique interplay of light, texture and dimension, resulting in portraits that are “both visually striking and emotionally engaging.”

“This work by nature, requires myself as the maker and the audience viewing to stretch beyond our own limited beliefs and illusions. Letting go of what we’ve been conditioned to believe “should” be. Breaking barriers and ripping seams is a lifestyle. It’s a mentality of expansion. This is how we evolve,” said Kaplan .

“A Decade of Pantyhose,” promises to take viewers on a thought-provoking journey that challenges traditional notions of beauty, vulnerability and identity. Through her unconventional choice of medium, Kaplan prompts viewers to question societal expectations and embrace the beauty found in unconventional materials.

The exhibition will run through July 24 at ArtWRKD Exhibition Space in historic Newtown Borough at 128 S. State St. Attendees can expect an immersive experience as they explore each portrait and connect with the thought-provoking narratives they convey. Visit ArtWRKD online to discover sister events, such as an artist talk on Friday, as well as an artist branding workshop led by Lucine.

Kaplan was raised in Newtown Borough, just a few blocks away from ArtWRKD.

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