Farnham Galleries to Showcase Work of Kathyrose Pizzo Oct. 2-26

The sculptures of Michigan artist Kathrose Pizzo will be exhibited in Farnham Galleries on the Simpson College campus from Oct. 2-26.

The exhibit is free, and the public is invited. A reception for the artist will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Pizzo uses art to explore her personal experience with multiple sclerosis, which results in less mobility over time. She also is interested in rituals and customs that surround death.

“These subjects become related through the use of materials, and processes which unifies them visually and metaphorically,” she said in an artist’s statement. “The wood and fabric constructions are created from my response to my emotional memory, images found on websites like Wikipedia, and Google.” Other sources of inspiration include the author Joseph Campbell and Tricycle magazine.

“In my studio practice I use traditional materials and additive methods,” Pizzo continued. “I rely on my intuitive responses to materials, and in one my one area of interest I build up, remove, rearrange and develop the forms.”

Farnham Galleries are located on the third floor of Mary Berry Hall. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 515-961-1427 or go to www.simpson.edu/farnham-galleries.