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Paper forms surface in Palpate

Sally Hayden Gilmore’s Tongues. Paper, acrylic, polymer clay, felted wool, 10" x 5" x 7".

Photo by S. Gilmore

September 22, 2008

Sally Hayden Gilmore is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Fibers in the ASU Herberger College School of Art.

Sally Gilmore’s MFA thesis exhibition, Palpate features sculptural forms and relief collage drawings. Her work is based on the various aspects of sexuality and sexual cycles (seduction, arousal, fertility, impregnation, fertilization), while also referencing botanical life. Cast paper forms, some encrusted with surface textures and others left bare, reach out from the walls and hang from the ceiling in an effort to seduce the viewer.

Harry Wood Gallery, School of Art building, 900 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

Exhibition: Oct. 6 – 10, 2008

Reception: Monday, Oct. 6, 7–9 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Public Contact
Sally Hayden Gilmore
ASU Herberger College School of Art
Master of Fine Arts candidate

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

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Nick DeFord
Interim Gallery coordinator