LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS (July 13, 2015)—Sienna Patti is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by artist and sustainability activist Susie Ganch. Land and Sea will be on view from July 24 to August 16, with an opening and artist reception on Saturday July 25 from 5pm to 7pm. In addition to Land and Sea, artist Lori Talcott will be presenting a special project at the gallery; both artists will give a short talk at 4:30pm prior to the reception. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
Susie Ganch’s latest body of work reflects the evolution in her identity and approach as an artist and maker. Originally trained as a metalsmith, Ganch’s considerations of strength, fragility, and the interconnectedness of human experience and the environment have expanded from the intimate scale of personal adornment to large-scale constructions—organized structural systems that absorb and engulf the viewer into them. The collected detritus of our collective, everyday experience—used coffee lids, bags, bits of trash—are diverted from their path to the landfill, gathered and repurposed into precise, intricate networks, held together by tension and suspension, each piece vital and necessary to supporting the overall form.
Susie Ganch (b. 1971) is an artist currently living in Richmond, VA. She received her BS and MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ganch is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Metal Program for the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also the Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international jewelry mining and recycling project that travels throughout the United States and abroad. A 2015 recipient of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, Ganch’s work is featured in the 2015 exhibitions Material Fix (Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI), RUBBISH (Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI), and CRAFTED: Objects in Flux (Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA). Her work has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and her 2014 exhibition TIED (Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA) was chosen as an Art Forum Critics’ Pick. Ganch has exhibited both nationally and internationally in such shows as Unexpected Pleasures (Design Museum, London, England, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia), Heat Exchange (Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ, and Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt, Galerie Waidspeicher im Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfurt, Germany), Surface and Substance (Contemporary Applied Arts and Electrum Gallery, London, England and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales), and Evolution and Imagination (Cameron Museum, NC).
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Based in Lenox Massachusetts, Sienna Patti is a project and exhibition based program focusing on the work of contemporary studio artists. The artists bridge the worlds of art, craft, and contemporary design with innovative use of materials and mediums. With a focus on contemporary studio jewelry the gallery also represents artists working in photography, sculpture and object. Sienna Patti is located at 80 Main Street and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays 11am to 5pm, and Sundays through Tuesdays 11am to 3pm, or by appointment by calling 413-637-8386. More information is available at www.siennapatti.com.
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