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Susie Ganch Opening Reception

115 Second Street, SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • Presented By: Second Street Gallery
  • Dates: May 1, 2020
  • Location: Second Street Gallery
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free


Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Susie Ganch: Different Land, Different Sea, on view in the Main Gallery May 1 – May 29, 2020. The First Friday opening reception will be held on Friday, May 1, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Susie Ganch is a multi-disciplinary artist, sculptor, jeweler, and educator living in Richmond, VA and working with “trash, cast-offs, collected, and given things”. Her exhibition at Second Street Gallery will focus on themes of the environment and materials with a brand new, site-specific installation utilizing both sculpture and sound. Drift, the focal piece in the installation, comments on our world oversaturated with mechanical noise. Over the course of several months, Ganch recorded a daily journal of sounds through the Voice Memo app, ultimately creating a soundscape in Drift of layered noises drifting discordantly across stylized clouds. Visitors will also hear the ever-present “tweet” of the iPhone text message, epitomizing distraction and a lack of presence. By stretching, flipping, and twisting the “tweet”, Ganch manipulates the sound back into a “real bird”, and in this way the rendered becomes the new normal.

Ganch received her BS and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently Interim Chair for the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international jewelry mining and recycling project that explores the complex ways materials are sourced. Ganch has been included in national and international exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Museum for Women in the Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Design Museum, London; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo. Her work is in public and private collections including LACMA, Los Angeles; the Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina; the Fuller Craft Museum, Massachusetts; the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Wisconsin; and the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Tom Tom Foundation. Second Street Gallery’s 46th Season of Exhibitions is generously supported by Art Works and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.