Rose Kaprelian : A new portrait series by Amy Anderson opens Friday, March 8. Please join us for the opening reception at Forage Modern Workshop from 6-8PM.
From the artist:
Rose is certainly retro which makes her right at home here at Forage, but she is also an individual with hopes and desires and family she loves and friends who adore her, a marriage and a rich inner life. She is funny and kind, quick-witted and sharp as a tack. Being with her is a joy, and I feel so lucky she has chosen to collaborate with me on these portraits.
I met Rose while mindlessly surfing Instagram. It was a Mother’s Day tribute alongside a photo of her in a yellow suit, in a yellow dining room placing yellow flowers on a yellow table. Full of color and intention and beauty, she sparked my spirit, and I knew instantly that I wanted to meet her, to explore life with her and make her portrait. When I reached out to her granddaughter I was immediately invited into Rose’s life and home and family. They embraced me and this project with generosity and love and excitement. Rose is special, and those around her know it. Celebrating her vitality and resilience seemed only natural. Rose joined in the imagining of these images and chose her own clothes and hats. We ate together and talked together and found connections in our seemingly different lives.
It is the aim of my work as a portrait photographer to present work imbued with human spirit. I strive to impact my community by creating authentic portraits that explore the universal themes that connect us as humans. This year, with funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, I was able to create this new body of work exploring portrait making alongside a single subject, showing her life and vitality and hopefully inspiring introspection, resilience and joy in each of us.
Amy Anderson is an award-winning photographer working in the Twin Cities and around the country. She is a two-time recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant as well as a winner of the Walker Art Center Ingenuity Award at the Minnesota State Fair. Her work has been featured in numerous shows around the country, on the NPR lens blog and has been selected for acquisition by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is currently working on the completion of a new body of work and is available for exhibitions and assignments.