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ARTINA 2023: Queering Nature
Installation Piece

Sandy Spring Museum 

  • 17901 Bentley Road
    Sandy Spring, MD 20860
  • Sept 27 – Nov 12
    Hours M, W, F: 10am - 4pm
    Hours Sun: 12pm - 4pm
soft swish of taffeta
ceremonial rites of passage
resurrect the muted voices

Sanzi Kermes began working in textiles several years ago. Her exploration of materials landed here with bringing wedding gowns back to life after their static placement in attics, closets, or second hand shops. Many gowns have been directly donated to the artist by family members of brides or by the brides themselves. The story telling aspect to the installation seeks to explore the role of wedding rituals in our society. If you would like to add your story, please contact Sanzi, whether local or not, so that your story can be captured and entered into the exhibition!

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Sanzi Kermes documents games of Scrabble she has played, screen prints the pattern left at game's end, and writes senryu (a haiku not based in nature) using the words played. An ex-cartographer, the screen prints are reminiscent of the Rectangular Survey System devised by the Land Ordinance of 1785.
Sanzi graduated in 1982 from Syracuse University - a dual major in Geography and Advertising. At 35, she left corporate work and, during the next decade, her life took extraordinary turns: at 43, she became a widow, at 45 she gave birth to her daughter, and at 48 she earned her Masters of Contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. She lives in Baltimore with her daughter..