The subject of Klapstock's work is overlooked environments in the city; everyday spaces that are somewhat unfamiliar and marginally inhabited, but are nevertheless imprinted with the residue of human presence. Threshold is a series of photographs that depict boundaries walls, gates, doors, and fences and the fragmented views glimpsed through gaps and holes in their surfaces. These images were shot from the public space of Toronto laneways looking into the private space of residential backyards.
Lisa Klapstock is a Toronto-based artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores the role that lens-based media play in affecting visual perception. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver; The Center for Photography, New York; Centre Vu, Quebec City; and the Odense Foto Triennale, Denmark. She is represented in Canada by Diane Farris Gallery.