See You at Home

"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 1973, 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. ​

"Se​e 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 - Before Immigration, 1969

Before Immigration, 1969

© Vikesh Kapoor - Our Childhood Swimming Pool, 2016

Our Childhood Swimming Pool, 2016

© Vikesh Kapoor - Mom's Diamonds, 2017

Mom's Diamonds, 2017

© Vikesh Kapoor - At Fox's Restaurant, 2016

At Fox's Restaurant, 2016

© Vikesh Kapoor - Life in Central Park, 1972

Life in Central Park, 1972

© Vikesh Kapoor - In The Pantry, 2017

In The Pantry, 2017

© Vikesh Kapoor - On Visiting Home, 2017

On Visiting Home, 2017

© Vikesh Kapoor - Last Summer, 2019

Last Summer, 2019

© Vikesh Kapoor - Before Immigration No. 2, 1970

Before Immigration No. 2, 1970

© Vikesh Kapoor - Holy Fountain, 2014

Holy Fountain, 2014

© Vikesh Kapoor - Sunday Lunch, 2016

Sunday Lunch, 2016

© Vikesh Kapoor - Mother, 2019

Mother, 2019

© Vikesh Kapoor - The Mantle, 2018

The Mantle, 2018

© Vikesh Kapoor - The Bouquet, 2019

The Bouquet, 2019

© Vikesh Kapoor - For Good Luck, 2018

For Good Luck, 2018

© Vikesh Kapoor - In The Pines, 2017

In The Pines, 2017

© Vikesh Kapoor - An Evening, 2019

An Evening, 2019

© Vikesh Kapoor - The Family Room, 2018

The Family Room, 2018

© Vikesh Kapoor - My Father’s Den, 2018

My Father’s Den, 2018

© Vikesh Kapoor - On An Island, 2014

On An Island, 2014

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