Points of Entry, New Work by Alysia Kaplan Opens Friday March 12th, 6-9PM Friday March 12th, 2010 – Saturday May 1st, 2010
"We take almost all the decisive steps in our lives as a result of slight inner adjustments of which we are barely conscious." — W.G. Sebald (Austerlitz)
For her installation at LivingRoom Gallery, Alysia Kaplan draws upon cultural signifiers of domestic space to investigate the personal experiences embedded in and the historical antecedents imposed upon a dwelling.
Alysia Kaplan is a Chicago-based artist whose print and photographic work explores the varied themes of home and place. Her work draws from the methodologies and histories of design to create a cultural critique of the home as commodity and signifier.
Alysia recently completed a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium where she has an upcoming exhibition. She has also exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center; the International Print Center in New York, NY; Columbia College, Chicago, IL, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA and at Art Basel Miami, Bridge Art Fair with Orleans St Gallery, Miami, FL. In 2009, she produced limited edition prints for Bailliwick. Kaplan is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.