Shana Kaplow - Close to home

My artworks often explore the psychological inferences held within the bodies and spaces we inhabit.
Restless and shifting worlds seem most truthful to me. How do we connect to each other, to the body politic, or to the larger world? How do we relate within and to surrounding environments?

I spent a month last year living in Beijing, china – in unfamiliar surroundings. It was exhilarating because it forced to the surface my own impulses of desire, separation, and ultimately, connection. My work is a way of redefining how I experience what is close or far, what is intimate or separate. Concepts of ‘close’ and ‘home’ for me have become expanded, ungrounded, and can be inhabited both intimately and from far distances. I like the kind of stretching and conflating that can happen in a painterly hypnotic artwork - it summons a sense of continuum.

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