Mise en place

Date: Oct 02 - 27, 2017

Time(s): Weekdays 9 AM – 5 PM

Opening Reception:
September 26, 5 – 7 PM in the Patton Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch 

Exhibition Synopsis:

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will present Mise en Place, an exhibition centered around one of the first lessons taught to new chefs in culinary school. Literally meaning “set in place,” mise en place refers to having all ingredients prepped, pre-measured and set out, ready to go before the cooking begins. A pragmatic approach, the principle of mise en place is one of awareness. It can be a noun, a verb and a way of being in the world.

The works in this exhibition reflect on these variable “ingredients” of making, including material, texture, style and content. In a personal studio practice, distinct objects and modes of thinking are often brought together and arranged before the work is made. Mise en Place is an exploration of order, scale, time and placement.

Artist Bios:


Giselle Hicks, Studio Coordinator of Ceramics
Originally from Dana Point, Calif., Giselle received her M.F.A. in Ceramics from Alfred University. She has participated in numerous residency programs and exhibited work in museums and galleries throughout the country. Previously, Giselle worked at Anderson Ranch as a summer intern and served as a winter resident from 2002 – 2005.

Carter Hopkins, FabLab Coordinator 
Carter Hopkins is an educator and artist from Rochester, N.Y. In 2017, he received his M.F.A. in Furniture Design from The School For American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. With a background in fine art as well as in woodworking, he utilizes his process of drawing and painting to inspire and create one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.

Michael Lorsung, Studio Coordinator, Sculpture 
Michael Lorsung, originally from Minneapolis, is a transmedia artist. Lorsung earned his B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and received his M.F.A. in Ceramics from Ohio University in Athens. He most recently exhibited at the Majestic Gallery in Nelsonville and at the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. His work investigates the similitude between the value of hand-made craft objects, and that of designed and engineered industrially produced goods.

Josh Meier, Studio Coordinator, Painting & Printmaking 
Josh received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas and attended the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture summer session. He is the recipient of a Hollander Family Foundation Grant and his work has been featured in New American Paintings, organized by Evan Garza. His paintings have been shown at PDX Contemporary, Portland, Ore.; The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kan.; and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colo.

Fabiano Sarra, Studio Coordinator, Sculpture, 2015-2017
Fabiano Sarra is a furniture designer and maker from Rochester, N.Y. He was a former Studio Coordinator for the Furniture Design and Woodworking program at Anderson Ranch and is currently working towards his M.F.A. in Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mark Tan, Studio Coordinator, Woodworking
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Mark graduated from Sheridan College’s Crafts & Design program with a B.F.A. in Furniture Design.

Benjamin Timpson, Studio Coordinator, Photography & New Media
Ben received his M.F.A. in Photography from Indiana University. Benjamin specializes in interdisciplinary mediums.