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Smithsonian’s Renwick Acquires Susie Ganch's DRAG for 50th Anniversary
SUSIE GANCH .\ DRAG, 2013-2014. Glass Collected detritus and steel, 32 x 32 x 132 inches
We are proud to announce the aquisition of Susie Ganch's DRAG by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum.
Susie Ganch applied her virtuoso skills in metal and jewelry to make this monumental bracelet from discarded plastics. It includes many single-use plastics, like coffee lids, to show that long after we throw it away, plastic lives on indefinitely, becoming a drag on our ecosystems.
“Our collective detritus connects me physically to the world outside my studio while also serving as a commentary on our collective habits of consumption. From a distance they are beautiful. Up close they are dirty and covered with the evidence of their now-forgotten use. With these materials, I construct pieces that are comprised of multiple interdependent parts. Often held together by tension, they have structural integrity but also flexibility and fragility. This dynamic balance mimics the cooperative nature of the universe. The idea is to offer the viewer a tactile experience.” —Susie Ganch