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Sanzi Studio
– Sanzi Kermes

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.

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Brides Revisited

is an installation and exhibition of refashioned and reclaimed wedding dresses from various eras of style.
The title of the exhibition is a veiled reference to Evelyn Waugh’s book of similar title, Brideshead Revisited. Waugh’s story has been studied and parsed since its publication in 1945. One motif debated is whether the central figure is a gay man. I am broadly referencing gay pride in this installation by printing in series like the rainbow flag that has become synonymous with gay pride outreach. Each wedding dress and formal wear item chosen and installed is in series (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). The titles of each dress are the names of the main characters in the novel.

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