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Fragments from the Maelstrom


Categories: Visual Art

Dates: September 9, 2022

Run Time: 240 mins

Venue: Old City Jewish Arts Center


Artist and photographer, Phineas K. Gage pulls back the thin veil of reality to peer into Forgotten Lore Theatre’s immersive world, Evermore. In his unique style, Gage’s images and abstractions give voice to a dark and inexpressible reality devised from the interwoven imaginations of some of history’s greatest literary minds.

Phineas K Gage (Jared Bernatowicz) is a photographer and artist local to the Greater Philadelphia. Phineas is also a mental health advocate and lives with bipolar disorder. Phineas is not formally trained in art or photography but discovered their passion for art and photography through utilizing it as a coping mechanism and a way to express the often chaotic and disorganized thoughts and emotions that words just can’t express. Phineas art revolves primarily around abstract painting with a focus on geometric shapes connected through negative space. (The pAintings that I use tape to create the pAthways between the different shapes)

Phineas has been working with Forgotten Lore Theatre creating and shooting images to accompany their fringe installments over the years. He primarily shoots in black and white to allow the viewer to have the freedom to interpret what the colors of the scenes may be that he captures through his photography. This will be his first ever gallery showcasing his work. When Phineas is not working as an educator for children with different abilities of doing photoshoots he can be found working with Forgotten Lore as one of their company members performing in their original fringe festival pieces.

Forgotten Lore Theatre

Founded in 2015, Forgotten Lore Theatre is a Philadelphia-area performance company that produces devised works and original plays by area playwrights. We believe art is created in the numinous space between artist and audience. Through innovative and experimental performances, we foster unique theatrical experiences for each audience member in an effort to keep the communal art of storytelling alive. Previous Fringe Festival entries: Dissever My Soul (2015) Ashes of a Dead Philosophy (2016) Every Day, Apocalypse! by R.A. Reutter (2017) The Clinic by Rebecca Gomezrueda (2019) Illimitable Dominion (2020) Lovers and Madmen: Visions of A Midsummer Night's Dream (2021)


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