The September Show at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
Sanzi is an interdisciplinary artist working in a mix of media including paper, wood, and fabric . A Scrabble aficionado, Sanzi documents the games she has played, then creates works that highlight the pattern and text formulated during each game. Sanzi's love of language, letters, numbers, and visual arts is omnipresent throughout her work incorporating screen prints, letterpress printing, and senryu. Senryu is a Japanese form of short poetry akin to haiku, which Sanzi features throughout her work.
For the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery exhibition, Sanzi re-images costumes recently acquired from Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, with screen prints of rich and vibrant text and graphics. Each element within the final presentation has been carefully edited and selected based on the history of the house, from the airy light-filled sleeping porch to the adjacent gallery occupied by the ladies who reigned over Glenview Mansion, from 1838 until 1950. "From my initial walk-through of the salons and gallery space at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, my subsequent designs interpret an evolution of the socialites who inhabited Glenview Mansion via wardrobe pieces which create a cultivated statement about yesteryear vis-a-vis a contemporary unveiling."
Sanzi is a bi-national American with heritage on her paternal side from Bohemia and Italy on her maternal lineage. A wife, mother, and professional cartographer in corporate America, Sanzi satisfied her innate artist serving as a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art, subsequently leaving corporate life to work on a Masters of Contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England.
The September Show opens on Tuesday, September 6th and closes Friday, September 30th, with the Opening Reception on Sunday, September 11th at 1:30PM in the afternoon. Nestled between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland, the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery is located in the historic Glenview Mansion at the Rockville Civic Center Park.
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