IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Conny Goelz-Schmitt: Uncovered
April 1-26, 2015
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:30–7:30 pm
Artist in the Gallery: Saturday, April 218, 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm
Slow Down, Vintage book parts, 15.5 x 10 x 1.5 inches, 2014.
The Omnipotent Pink Antenna, Vintage book parts, 11.5 x16.5 x 3.5 inches, 2014.
Shrines/Building Blocks, Vintage book parts, 11 x 39 x7 inches, 2014.
A central element in my work is the continuous process of deconstruction, reallocation and recreation.
For centuries ideas have been manifested in books.
Once no longer read they come to be obsolete.
Uncovered, the remains reveal other possibilities beyond the dispersion of knowledge.
This is not the end of their physicality. They become building blocks and they communicate with color and shape.
The book papers in my collages tell new stories through their aged material. Shrines are created from the remains of the books.
Some of the shrines become totems or morph into sculptures with reflections and shadows.
Conny Goelz-Schmitt is a sculptor and collage artist. She is a member of Kingston Gallery and the Cambridge Art Association and was named Sculptor of the Year by Chief Curator of Boston University Kate McNamara in their 69th Member's Prize Show. She studied Sinology and German Literature at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany and lived in Taiwan before she moved to the United States eighteen years ago. Her work can be found in private collections in Europe and the US. Conny has a studio in Beverly, Massachusetts.