Arthur Ross Gallery opens "The Illuminated Body" exhibition featuring portraits, light installation

Luiza Louback for The Daily Pennsylvanian

"Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body" showcases large-scale portraits crafted from hand-cut paper. The exhibition, which marks Thomas' debut in Philadelphia, will be on view from Feb. 17 to May 21, 2024. 


Thomas' work as an artist ranges from prints and paintings to public art and immersive environments. The pieces in "The Illuminated Body" pay homage to both personal friends and influential Black cultural icons such as August Wilson, Seth Parker Woods, and Charles Johnson. 

February 19, 2024