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Anne Samat: Weavings of Love

April 9, 2022 - August 27, 2022  

Friends and Colorado Galleries 

  

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Malaysian artist Anne Samat (b. 1973) creates brilliantly colorful totemic wall sculptures using humble everyday materials. Her work is deeply informed by Malaysian culture, but with a contemporary sensibility for color, texture, and form. Samat combines traditional Pua Kumbu weaving – an artform she studied formally at the Mara Institute of Technology in Malaysia – with the familiar accouterments of modern life such as rakes and silverware. Her works are a material union of fiber and metal, a metaphoric union of tradition and modernity. Central to her practice is the concept of love. Each sculpture is imbued with the memory of and love for a friend or family member. When viewed collectively, anthropomorphology becomes more evident. As Samat has said, images of these works do not do them justice, “you have to witness [them].” Visit the Art Museum to experience the presence of 11 sculptural testaments of love.

 

Funded through the generosity of the Susan Moldenhauer FUNd for Contemporary Art, Genesis Alkali, Wyoming Public Media & Rocky Mountain Power Foundation


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May 7, 2022 10am - 12pm

Art Buffet:

For this month’s first Saturday Art Buffet, come visit UWAM with your family to witness the spectacular work of Malaysian artist Anne Samat. Museum educators will guide young visitors through this exhibition of colorful weavings based on Samat’s vital relationships with her “nearest and dearest.” Then, join us in the museum studio where we will think about our special connections, and use weaving and found objects to create an artwork tribute to a loved one in your life.

“When I twist every yarn, I twist every love and care; share my love with them; relationships are fragile” – Anne Samat”

 

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Photo by Wes Magyar

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Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

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