Warrenville Inspired Featured Artist: Alysia Kaplan

Due to the wonderful interest we have had in the Warrenville Inspired art exhibit, we are happy to announce that we have extended the exhibit for one week.  We have special exhibit hours today (Saturday) from 1-4pm and will be open on Sunday, April 22nd from 1-4pm, Thursday, April 26th from 4-7pm, and our final day of the exhibit Sunday, April 29th from 1-4pm.  If you haven’t seen this great show that uses our community’s rich history to create great contemporary art, please stop by during one of the few remaining open days of the show.  We hope to see you soon!

We invite you to learn a little bit more about one of our featured artists, Alysia Kaplan, who used a work of Adam Albright’s for her Warrenville inspiration in creating two wonderful window hangings.

One of two of Alysia's window pieces, hanging next to Adam Albright's charcoal portrait of an unidentified boy.

Alysia is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, currently teaching in the Visual Communications Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist Statement

“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 luminal 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.”

To learn more about Alysia and her work, please visit her webiste http://www.alysiakaplan.com.

 

 

 

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