Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad at rosalux gallery
Exhibit runs through February 26th.
Public Dialogue with guest contributors:
“Art and the Social Body”, Saturday, February 25th, 2-4pm.
In Shana Kaplow’s new ink drawings and wall installations, images of architectural structures and found language function as stand-ins for the body’s psychological and political presence. Collapsible podiums and poetic phrases found within writings on social justice are the subjects of her new work. Through Kaplow’s articulated and improvisational gestures, structures are disrupted, rendering them volatile, metaphoric, and ripe for reconstruction. www.shanakaplow.com
In Emmett Ramstad’s new sculptural installation, public bathrooms are source material from which to examine larger personal and political issues. By combining bathroom stall components, toilet paper rolls and a viewing platform, his installation articulates the centrality of bathrooms as sites of surveillance, profiling, and potential for resistance. The installation’s multiple sightlines invite viewers to reflect on social forms of surveillance: who watches whom and how? www.emmettramstad.com