IN THE MEMBERS' GALLERY
Conny Gölz-Schmitt: Reconsidered
June 1-26, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Outset, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 inches, 2016.
Cosmos, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 inches, 2016.
Momentum, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 inches, 2016.
In Conny Gölz-Schmitt's exhibition, Reconsidered, a new group of mixed media works incorporates silk painting and collage. Beeswax infused silk creates a protective shield over collages built out of vintage book papers.
The collages provide structure and support for the silk paintings and a basis for their composition. They include distorted text, faded book papers and floral endpapers. Beneath the surface of the silk paintings there is this other world which becomes unfocused and fleeting like our past when we look back and try to remember.