I went to a art gallery on February 23rd titled (In)Voluntary Memories featuring the artwork of Alysia Kaplan. Kaplan has been an art educator for many years, with an undergraduate degree from R.I.T. and a masters in fine arts from the school of art history in Chicago. Kaplan also taught art for many years in Chicago, currently she is a professor of photography at Hobart William Smith College. She had one set of color photos in the gallery. However most of her work that was in the gallery was in greyscale.
She is a photographer who incorporates personal stories into her photography. One piece in the art gallery was projected onto the wall, this projection had what looked to me like faces, clouds which i thought resembled contrails, and lines which resembled blank sheet music to me. Her work seems to be interpreted differently by many which is a great thing to have in art.
Kaplan achieves her older looking style while keeping the content modern with techniques in photography and film that are much older than the work itself. she used old Film, old projectors, and cameras used commonly today in her work. Kaplan’s gallery was made up of her photography with each piece having its own story behind it using memories of when she returned home. Kaplan’s art brings many questions to itself with many different interpretations.