Asia Kepka at Alibi Fine Art

Alibi Fine Art
opening reception with the artist
Saturday September 14th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

Alibi Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of photography by Asia Kepka.  Bridget & I is a selection of 15 color photographs from an ongoing project which started in 2006.

Lasting relationships often begin by following a whim.  Seven years ago photographer Asia Kepka answered a Craiglist ad, and with no real plan in mind met Bridget.  While making portraits of her, Kepka felt prompted to step into the frame and in doing so entered another reality.  This “new imaginary world” became a spontaneous visual diary reflecting her everyday experiences, aspects of the past and of dreams manifest.  As Kepka writes “My hope was to create a fairy tale that is timeless, dreamlike – independent of place, hermetically sealed from the outside world.  This cathartic process has allowed me to explore issues of my identity as a woman and as an immigrant.”  Bridget & I allows us a glimpse of a rich and complex relationship that as outsiders we are rarely see.

Polish born Asia Kepka arrived in US in 1990. After receiving her first point and shoot camera as a welcome gift, she quickly fell in love with photography.  She enrolled in New England School of Photography and upon her graduation in 1994, she started working for Wired magazine, Fortune, Time and hundreds more. She shot all over the world – photographing people from Bill Gates to Yo Yo Ma.  In her commercial and personal work she combines her photography with ability to create sets and making clothes, skills she developed in Poland, where she studied set design at School of Theater and Film Set Design in Lodz.  Recently, her work has broadened from shooting 4×5 to digital medium, which allowed her to pursue her passion for film. She produced, directed and shot series of music videos and film portraits.  Her personal work has been exhibited throughout the country and internationally. In 2011, Kepka was a finalist in Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Fellowship.  Asia Kepka resides in Arlington, Mass with her fiber glass partner, Bridget Manekin.



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