Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2023 - Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023
5 - 7 p.m. PST


Stan State Art Space 101

Who is Invited

Campus Community, Public, and Alumni

Stan State Art Space is happy to announce the BFA Solo Exhibition by Sarah G. Lamphere, Mended Hides, from December 5 -- 9, 2023.

Lamphere is a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate in the Art Department at Stan State. Her work will be on display in the BFA Solo Gallery at the Stan State Art Space located at 226 N. First Street in downtown Turlock. Hours are 12:00 noon -- 5:00 pm Wednesday -- Saturday.

A reception will take place Tuesday, December 5, from 5:00 -- 7:00 pm. The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public.

Lamphere describes her work:

"Acts of meditation on discipline and endurance are demonstrated in my works in which I sat still for several hours while plaster and glue-drenched canvas dried around my body. These casts are a metaphorical yet literal translation from “world to word.” Arresting this moment of endurance while simultaneously breaking away from the cast in an act of molting from my own body, I leave behind an objective and necessary permanence of transformation as a skin or cocoon. Simultaneously, I address the themes of mortality through humorous yet macabre representations of myself in positions of slaughtered cattle while celebrating the positive qualities in our limitedness through themes of livestock and its by-products—allowing me to reflect on these transient moments.

By using hides as relics of ritualistic actions and my own body as an instrument in my artistic practice, my art invites viewers to a sensory experience that blur the lines between sculpture and performance—highlighting trauma and violence acted upon the bodies of both human and non-human participants. I am able to examine the craft process in relationship with the feminine, historically regulated domestic task with a sort of playful attitude. This active engagement demonstrates the absurdity and immobility I feel as both a woman confined by these traditional acts of endurance and the reverence for our limitedness that allows lived experiences that realizes sensations."

a art piece by Sarah Lamphere