Alysia Rani Kaplan
I use photography, print and sculpture as a way to document our conscious and unconscious desires to understand and navigate private and public spaces. Observing moments that serve as liminal spaces, I reinterpret the world of ordinary objects by intersecting them with historical and everyday images to create an expanded narrative.
While I use a variety of materials and processes as varied as photographs, prints and sculpture together or individually in each project, my methodology is consistent. They are linked by recurring formal concerns and subject matter, home, domestic spaces and the individual's relationship to their man made world. The theme determines the materials and the final forms of the work.
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.