Art Encounter
Visit Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Current Art Encounter
Make a Collage

July 5 – August 30, 2018

Leah says “In the series The Uncommon Place of What is left Behind, I am investigating the clarity of memory by exploring vacant and neglected urban interior spaces through fragmentation and reassembly. Operating under an internal logic of repositioning, the torn images force the viewer into a different type of looking in an attempt to reconstruct and rebuild the space within the photograph itself. The repetition of tearing in each image serves as a metaphor for the process of recalling a memory. By transforming the original spaces back and forth between 3D and 2D, I have created puzzles that cannot be solved. These images serve to reconstruct the past through place and ignite the viewer’s sense of recognition and memory.”

Vistiors are invited to explore photography and collage in our Education Center with a hands on activity inspired by the work of Leah Gose. Vistors will find a grouping of Instagram photos mounted to the wall showcasing a variety of spaces both public and private as well as images of objects or landscapes. The available images are a curated selection of memory’s chosen from the gallery’s teams personal photos. Once selected, these images can be torn and reassembled either on their own or mixed with fragments of other images left behind onto mat board.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Art Encounter: SEE | CONNECT | CREATE -runs concurrently with the monthly and bi-monthly exhibitions in the gallery and is offered during all gallery open hours. In the Art Encounter, visitors are encouraged to explore Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center in a new capacity including a fun and interactive self-guided activity in the exhibition space and an art making experience in the Education Center.

Special thanks to those who make this program possible! The pilot year of Art Encounter is funded in part by Capital Region Community Foundation, Mariel Foundation, the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation. Additional support for 2017 was provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through a New Leaders Grant.