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Near and Far : Shana Kaplow
at The Minneapolis Institute of Art
April - June, 2015



































Gravity (excerpt), 2015 from s kaplow on Vimeo.




Color My World (excerpt) from s kaplow on Vimeo.



In these ink paintings and videos, images of my family’s dining room table, Chinese workers’ stools, mass-produced chairs, and their shadows become structures from which ineffable qualities emerge. What unseen residues are woven into my everyday surroundings? Daily objects carry the histories and conditions of their production. Embedded in this exchange are challenging implications that link my personal life to larger global and industrial relationships.

The fluidity of ink lends itself to a kind of restlessness that feels accurate to me – with it, I render structures as well as the dissolution of form. I can't separate the concrete from the ephemeral so they cling to each other. Making these works, for me, is an inquiry into the psycho-social and emotional complexities that define living in this particular time and place.