FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘body type’ by Molly Sawyer to Open at Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis, MN
An installation illustrating ‘biologic sameness’ and our human connection through the body will exhibit at the Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis, MN with an Opening Reception on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 6-9 PM. This event will be part of the opening kick-off to the LOLA Art Crawl which will take place throughout the weekend of September 17/18, 2016.
The artist, Molly Sawyer, will be present at the reception and will give a brief talk surrounding the installation ‘body type’, its origins and the process of its creation. The exhibit will run from September 16, 2016 through September 30, 2016.
Through the interconnected nature of the knitting process, Sawyer has used her own body, namely her arms, to produce this room-sized work which describes our universal, internal similarities though we are each created as unique specimens. Viewers are invited to walk through the work to fully engage with the work.
‘In ‘body type’ twine is fascia, red yarns are blood, and varying hues of blacks, blues and greens reference the four humors or temperaments: sanguine, choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic. Fat molecules are raw sheep fleece and suspended balls of crimson are red blood cells. Through linked yarns and twine, this work is about the lack of separation between us all although we exist so, very independently as individuals’.
Molly Sawyer is a contemporary fine artist currently maintaining a studio of Asheville, NC whose work and materials span a broad range. Her tactile sensibilities are inspired by the organic, natural world and draw from both the exterior surroundings of wilderness to the introspection of her personal presence in the world.