Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations
June 28 – September 2, 2019
Sayaka Ganz utilizes reclaimed plastic household objects like brush strokes which appear visibly unified at a distance though separate at close proximity; she describes her style as “3-D impressionism”. Ganz’s aim is to impart new life to the items by transforming them into wildlife forms in full motion- including horses, birds, swimming polar bears, and “Uta” a humpbacked whale.
This exhibition includes installations of animals, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form. “My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside,” Ganz said in a news release. “When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes, and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general — but not identical — direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.” Ganz said she hopes her creations will provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world.
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director