Sally Rose: "More Than Memory Sticks" in LookOut! Art Gallery

September 29, 2014 (All day) - October 24, 2014 (All day)
LookOut! Art Gallery
362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

From September 29 through October 24, 2014, visit the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery for More Than Memory Sticks, a fiber and handmade paper sculpture exhibition from Sally Rose, Michigan artist and professor of Fiber Arts at Central Michigan University.

Beyond the daily LookOut! Art Gallery hours, visit the exhibition during the following events:

  • On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., join the RCAH for an opening reception
  • On Sunday, October 5, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. for Lansing's First Sunday Gallery Walk

About Sally Rose

Sally Rose combines an obsession with plants and gardening with plants and making handmade paper. Mt. Pleasant has been home for the past 30 years as head of Fibers in the CMU Department of Art and Design.

She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, receiving  an honorable mention in the 4th Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea. Her work is included in the latest Lark Books 500 series—500 Paper Objects: New Dimensions in Paper Art, and is represented in the collections of the R.C. Williams Papermaking Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Budapest Museum of Fine Art in Hungary.

Artist's Statement

I’m fascinated with the material investigation of handmade paper and how it transforms as it dries and shrinks into sculptural forms. Depending on the type of plant used to make the paper pulp—cotton, flax, or abaca—a non-edible banana palm—the paper can be extremely delicate or extremely tough.

My personal aesthetic developed with the premise that there is fascinating detail in residue, or what is left over and discarded by most as having no value.

Like the difference between fast food and slow food, I respond to slow art.

Attending to a quiet detail is a practice towards attending to deeper understanding of the world we live in.


Photo: Spirit Whispers, 2013

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