Opening Reception Saturday, November 2, 2019
exhibition continues through December 21, 2019
Alysia Kaplan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Rochester, NY. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Illustrative Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
I document our conscious and unconscious desires while negotiating and navigating the private and public. Observing moments that serve as liminal spaces, I explore intuitive responses to my process in the form of recorded acts of memory and constructed spaces.
Using photography, print, sculpture and video, I examine constructs of space, the self, memory and the gaze. I am continually exploring the varied ways we “see,” dependent on language, narrative and context. Not seeking to “define,” but rather lend a possible read to these moments.
Language of image, juxtaposition, layering, and re recording expand meaning and perception. I immerse myself in this concept and apply in my art encoded information, and the creation of non-linear and abstract associations involving the "perceptual event" of experiencing signs and signifiers—as static and moving images.