Mon – Thu: 10am – 6pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 3pm
“Impressions and Reflections” refers to Ganz’s impressionist style reflected in her sculptures and prints made of recycled material. As an artist who identifies with Shinto animism, Ganz believes that spirits live within all things– especially items that often go to waste. Ganz offers this advice to creatives:
“…the best way for artists to help reduce waste is to show how beautiful these materials can be, and what can be done with these mundane objects and materials. When we think of these things as beautiful, we value them. If we value our resources we will waste less.”
Through her highly dynamic sculptural and 2D works, “Impressions and Reflections” allows viewers to reflect upon how they treat the environment.
I am showing some of my new prints (collagraphs) as well as sculptures in plastic and metal. Half of the gallery space will be an underwater themed installation with kinetic chandelier collaboration with Jim Merz, jellyfish, kelp forest and bubble mobiles and betta.
Delray Beach Center For The Arts
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
My new sculpture “Nirvana” is in a group exhibition at Artlink in Downtown Fort Wayne April 24th ~ May 27th, 2015.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 24th at 6 ~ 9 pm
Artlink Contemporary Gallery
300 E Main St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
The Making of “Changing Tides”
Illustrated lecture by Sayaka Ganz
Thursday, March 12
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne
Internationally-known local artist Sayaka Ganz will describe the process she used to develop and create the fascinating ocean-themed pieces on display at the Botanical Conservatory now through April 5. The evocative blue dolphins, luminous jellyfish, and impressive coral reef were once just colorful piles of cast-off plastic clothes hangers, children’s toys, kitchen utensils, and industrial scraps. Ganz offers insight into her imaginative journey from theme to model to material to form in this illustrated lecture. No registration required; first come, first seated. Special $1 admission price, 5:00-8:00 p.m., includes a visit to the “Changing Tides” exhibit and gardens. For more information, call (260) 427-6442.
“American Trash (with smatterings of Eurotrash)”
My sculpture “Piccadilly” is in this group exhibition with works by other amazing artists who use discarded items as art materials.
Preview: September 27th, 2014, 2~7pm
Opening and Launch: October 4th, 2014, 6~10pm
eARThWe Gallery D5
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
This will be our first joint exhibition as an artist couple, Chris will show mostly his prints and sketches, and I will show a variety of sculptural work, mostly plastic, from the past few years.
314 N. Main St.
Roanoke, Indiana 46783
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: (260) 672-2080
Saturday, November 8th, 4~8pm
This is an installation in the Showcase Gardens of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, a space that merges the above-ground and under water forests together, with sea creatures like jellyfish, kelp, dolphins, sea anemone and corals all made of plastic waste.
Installation ambient music “Deep Blue” by Alec Johnson can also be heard here
Opening Reception: Thursday January 29th, 5-8pm
Students with ID receive free admission during the reception. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children.
For more information please visit the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory website.
“Piccadilly” and “Waves” are in a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
I was selected as one of the artists to create a sculpture that expresses a concept of innovation and imagination of what the world might look like in 5 years. It will be displayed during the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver over the 4th of July weekend.
Nova and Flame were in the Third International “From Waste to Art” exhibition in Baku, Azerbaijan. The exhibition was presented by Tamiz Shahar company. I created “Flame” on site using materials found at the landfill in Qala.
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“Emergence” was in a group exhibition “Found and Unbound” curated by Shane Montgomery, featuring works by Animal Charm, Craig Baldwin, Howard Barlow, Justin Beckman, Matt Browning, Scott Fife, Sayaka Ganz, Guy Laramee, Shaun Kardinal, and Jason Mecier. This exhibition takes place at the Bumbershoot®: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival in the Seattle Center over Labor Day Weekend. They are in the Seattle Center Pavilion next to Reel Girls. Please check them out if you’re in the area!
Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence
Curated by Jacqueline Nathan and Lucy Long
Willard Wankelman Gallery
Opening events September 13-14
“Luminariales” by Sayaka Ganz and Jim Merz
September 4 ~ 19, 2013
Exhibition at the Margot Theatre & JCFA Atrium
101 Branigin Boulevard • Franklin, Indiana 46131
Artist Talk and Opening Reception September 4th at 7:00 pm(Henderson Conference Room)