Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad : New Work
An exhibition bringing together ink drawings and wall installations created with interest in the socio-political body
- Feb 4th - Feb 26th, 2017
- Sat Feb 4th, 2017 6PM - 10PM CST
- Public Dialogue
- Sat Feb 25th, 2017 2PM CST
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis ( map )
Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad, a new exhibition to open February 4th, 2017. The exhibition will feature ink drawings and wall installations by Shana Kaplow and sculptural installations by Emmett Ramstad. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the socio-political body.
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.
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?