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Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz

September 5 – December 9, 2017, Marion Pelton Gallery

Sayaka Ganz’s sculptures of birds, animals, and marine life incorporate discarded plastic objects that have become dangerous to wild creatures. Her works in this exhibition foreground the need to rethink human use and disposal of objects in a world driven by convenience. Ganz has said, "I try to give new life to discarded objects.…I get my inspiration from nature and from the movement that we find in nature." She describes her reuse of the found materials as “3D impressionism”: The recycled objects appear like brush strokes, separated at close proximity but visibly unified at a distance.

A resident of Indiana, Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Commissions include a series of four marine life sculptures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The tour of "Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations" is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., curator and tour director."

This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation/The Manhattan Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

Related events:

Recycled Art Welcome Back Night for K-State students
Thursday, September 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

KSU Family Day Open House on Sustainability with Recycled Art Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Artist talk by Sayaka Ganz
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.