Past Exhibitions

“Impressions and Reflections”, Fort Wayne, IN, January 28 ~ February 26, 2016

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Jennifer Ford Art

3223 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Hours:

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.

FogoR2 LightColor0601I 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.

“Reimagined” group exhibition, Delray Beach, FL, July ~ October 2015

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Cornell Museum
Delray Beach Center For The Arts
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444

“Birds” exhibition, Fort Wayne, IN, April 24 ~ May 27, 2015

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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

“Luminariales” installation, Fort Wayne, IN, March 15 ~ April 12, 2015

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Presentation: The Making of “Changing Tides”, March 12, 2015

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The Making of “Changing Tides”

Illustrated lecture by Sayaka Ganz

Thursday, March 12

6:00-7:00 pm

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.

Exhibition in Santa Monica, CA, September ~ November 2014

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“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.

eARThWe Gallery

Preview: September 27th, 2014, 2~7pm
Opening and Launch: October 4th, 2014, 6~10pm

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eARThWe Gallery D5

2525 Michigan Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

Exhibition in Roanoke, IN, November 2014

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November 8th – November 29th

Chris & Sayaka Ganz

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.

Crestwoods Gallery
314 N. Main St.
Roanoke, Indiana 46783

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Phone: (260) 672-2080

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 8th, 4~8pm

“Changing Tides”, Installation in Fort Wayne, IN, January 10th ~ April 5th, 2015

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Dolp1sThis 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.

“Midwestern Voices and Visions”, June 13 ~ July 27, 2014, Detroit, MI

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“Piccadilly” and “Waves” are in a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

“Arrow Five Years Out Challenge”, July 4 ~ 6, Denver, CO

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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.

From Waste to Art III, Baku, Azerbaijan, May 30 ~ June 4, 2014

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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.

“UMI”, February 1 ~ 28, Conway, AR

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Raw Translation (Group Exhibition), Parma, Italy September 14 ~ November 14, 2013

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Emergence at the Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, August 31 ~ September 2, 2013

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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!

Group exhibition – Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence, Bowling Green, OH, September 6 –October 20, 2013

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Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence

Curated by Jacqueline Nathan and Lucy Long

Willard Wankelman Gallery

Opening events September 13-14

“Luminariales”, Franklin, IN, Sep 4 ~ 19, 2013

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Photo by Valentina Ragozzino

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“Luminariales” by Sayaka Ganz and Jim Merz

 

September 4 ~ 19, 2013

Exhibition at the Margot Theatre & JCFA Atrium

Franklin College

101 Branigin Boulevard • Franklin, Indiana 46131

Artist Talk and Opening Reception September 4th at 7:00 pm(Henderson Conference Room)