Slicing open and dissecting the human figure comes from a desire to investigate what the effects of social constructions look like underneath the surface. A way to explore the internal disconnections that occur when we try and live authentically in a world where our identities are prescribed onto us, often times without consent.
Kim Loper and Lania Sproles explore the intersection of these questions through their collograph print and collage collaboration, Disjuncture. In the collaborative process, Sproles and Loper experimented with each other's preferred medium, traded the works, and continued to manipulate the figures. The process of exchange further supports the notion that we all play a part in the construction of each others' development of self; the influence we have in both each others affliction and healing. The artists restructure their dismembered figures in an attempt to reclaim control.
Rouse Gallery, Baltimore MD, April, 2016