See You at Home

Opens December 8, 2021

Closes January 29, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 9, 6-8 PM
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
7800 Oak Street, New Orleans LA


As a part of New Orleans Photo Alliance's 2021 PhotoNOLA Programming, the NOPA Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition of work by  Vikesh Kapoor (b. 1985, Pennsylvania), the 2019 PhotoNOLA Review Prize Winner. 


"See You at Home is a personal narrative that centers on family, memory and the myth and melancholy surrounding the American Dream.

"My parents, Shailendra and Sarla Kapoor, immigrated from India in 1971, settling in a small town of 10,000 people in rural Pennsylvania. They are one of only a few immigrant families in the region. While they left India for a better life, the shift from a collectivist nation to an individualistic one led to isolation just as much as it led to freedom. As they grow old in Pennsylvania with my sister and I no longer living nearby, their isolation only becomes more apparent to me.

"I began making work about my family during a trip to India with my father, fifteen years ago. I hadn’t visited since I was a child, and it was my father’s first time in sixteen years. It was important for both of us. Questions of family, identity and personal history were born out of that trip and continue to inform my work and this project today.

"See You at Home explores the dichotomy of home and homeland, freedom and isolation, collectivism and individualism, through images I make of my parents’ current life in America imbued with memories of their past."

-Vikesh Kapoor

All Exhibitions

See You at Home
December 8, 2021 - January 29, 2022
Critters!
November 5, 2021 - November 21, 2021
Remember the Darkroom?
July 24, 2021 - October 29, 2021
What is Harmony?
July 18, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Sunshine Prints
April 17, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Currents 2020
December 12, 2020 - January 31, 2021
What is French in Louisiana?
July 14, 2020 - September 30, 2020
On the Line
June 30, 2020 - September 30, 2020