Join us for the opening reception of Mother Sea, Haha naru umi: Sayaka Ganz and Trace Evidence: Claudia Berlinski on Friday, Februrary 22 5-8pm. On view until March 22, 2019
Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionism”, creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible upon observation from close proximity. Her recent exhibitions include: “Danze Della Natura” – solo exhibition at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, and “Metamorphosis” – temporary installation at the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska. Her recent commissions include a series of marine life sculptures for the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and a permanent installation of an underwater scene featuring whales and turtles in the lobby of Cimer Spa at the Paradise Resort in Incheon, Korea.
Utilizing photography, Berlinski’s work examines the fugitive nature of personal history and memory. She describes her photographic process through a personal, and global, obsession to record things visually. The imagery used in her works emphasize the importance of the mundane in everyday life, as she documents spending her time traveling, visiting, hiking, working, and being at home. Her recent works involve disrupting the surface of each piece to push the boundary of how much of an image must be recognizable to unleash a forgotten event or encounter. Berlinski also utilizes the disruption of appearance to reinforce the notion that time and emotion alter the accuracy of memories.