On display September 22, 2018, through January 6, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily inside the Baker Exhibit Center, Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.
About the Artist
Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. 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.”
Exhibit support provided in part by: The North Carolina Arboretum Society, Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, iHeartMedia Asheville and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine. SAYAKA GANZ: RECLAIMED CREATIONS, Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director. Exhibition information is available at davidwagnerllc.com and sayakaganz.com/traveling-museum-exhibition.