"Floating World" exhibition by Karen LaMonte

  • From: Oct 06, 2017 – Dec 16, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • See description for times
  • Admission: Free
  • (989) 964-7125
  • Event Cities: Saginaw

"In all of my artwork, I have been exploring the idea of beauty. It is a fascinating way to study the values of people and society. From 1999 until 2007, my artwork focused on exploring the idea of beauty through western dresses in cast-glass inhabited by absent bodies. In 2007, I decided to look at beauty through a unique cultural lens, that of Japan and the Kimono. The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission awarded me a seven-month research fellowship.

The fellowship allowed me to live in Kyoto and study every aspect of kimono making. I lived in Nishijin where I learned about weaving, yuzen dying, and even how to properly wear a kimono. I returned to my studio to focus on the material realization of the new works. The entire process took about seven years and resulted in a body of work I call the Floating World. I worked with four materials: rusted iron, cast bronze, ceramic, and cast glass." -Karen LaMonte

Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat. 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
Closed Sunday and holidays