Using photography, video, and sculpture, Alexandra Forsyth explores the connection between impermanence and immortality, spirit and matter, and creation and destruction. Invested in these codependent dualities, these photographs capture and emphasize the ephemeral qualities of traditional still life symbols for time, beauty, and mortality. By reducing these placeholders to their barest representations, Forsyth’s intention is to echo and materialize their original historical meanings, which outlive the objects themselves.
Alexandra Forsyth was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and earned her BFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works in New York and India. In 2013, she received the Humble Arts Foundation’s New Photography Grant. Forsyth’s work has been exhibited in AMO Studios in New York; the RISD Museum of Art and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts in Rhode Island; and as a part of Santurce es Ley in Puerto Rico, an annual arts festival showcasing the island’s emerging artists.
A selection of Forsyth’s work is now on view at Bhati Gallery in Bushwick. She will also be featured in “The Botanica,” a group show taking place this November at Invisible Exports in New York and Carroll & Sons in Boston.