Rose Morant: POND
Thursday, January 7 through Saturday, February 27
SEIZAN Gallery New York – 521 W. 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
French-Swiss artist Rose Morant has her first solo exhibition in New York with POND, now on view at SEIZAN Gallery New York. Morant will present playful sculptures and installations with celestial themes using natural materials found in the artisanal practices of Asia.
The Paris-born Morant began traveling extensively throughout Asia at a very young age. After working with Hermes and other luxury brands in Europe developing homeware and jewelry collections, she set up a studio in Hong Kong and focused on making sculpture.
Flower Powder Spheres
With an extensive first-hand knowledge of traditional crafts and culture in Asia, Morant began creating circular sculptures called “Spheres.” “Spheres” are made of flower powders from offerings to a pagoda in Myanmar. The artist collected the pagoda flowers with a local family, powdered them and shaped the spheres. Each “Sphere” has local gemstones hidden inside. Their surfaces are finished with lacquer and gold leaf and are sometimes accented with gemstones.
The focus of Morant’s first exhibition with SEIZAN Gallery is “POND,” an installation consisting of four groups of the flower powder Spheres: “Spring,” “Summer,” “Autumn,” and “Winter.” The installation layout allows visitors to walk through the installation as if strolling in a garden. The show also includes wall panels made of braided bamboo covered with lacquer and gold leaves, as well as canvas with lacquered flower powders with gemstones from Myanmar.
Through POND, SEIZAN presents ethereal aspects of the world with Morant’s peaceful and powerful installations.
Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday by appointment (email email@example.com)
SEIZAN permits a maximum of four visitors at one time in the gallery.
Visitors are required to wear masks, and SEIZAN Gallery New York will provide hand sanitizer at the entrance.
For more information, please visit SEIZAN Gallery New York’s website.