Exhibitions White Rush of Experience by Alysia Kaplan
June 5 – July 8 Project Space
Working with found moving image footage is a way to impart a new story on an existing one. By creating stills and slides from this raw material, the language becomes layered, lending it self to multiple reads that evolve with each iteration.
The narrative will be driven by the exhaltory experience felt in dancing compared to the restless freedom of wild horses. I am looking at the moment that Camille Paglia, when talking about the greek character Leda describes as “”all human beings, like Leda, are caught up moment by moment in the ‘white rush’ of experience.”
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.