There may be no greater inspiration than that of the unknown. The endless possibilities that exist beyond our experience have sparked countless tales of fiction, illustrating mystical worlds far more exotic and otherworldly. From Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter, the realm of the magical has always fascinated young and old alike. Playing off of our public obsession, Lori Vrba’s Portal illustrates a world that is “exotic, mystical, spiritual, and maybe even a little bit dangerous.” Pairing dark and dramatic subject matter with bold and imaginative landscapes, the artist questions the other not only as an outside force but also as “an internal place of essence, magic, grace, and fortitude.”
The Southeastern Center for Photography (1239 Pendleton St, Greenville) will open its exhibition Portal with a reception on June 3, 6–8 p.m. For more information, please visit sec4p.com.