Conny Goelz Schmitt: More Questions than Answers

April 4-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm
Special Event: Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr, Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:30-11:30 am

  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    More Questions than Answers,, vintage book paper collage, 48 x 31 inches, 2017.

    More Questions than Answers,
  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    When my Sky was Folding in, assemblage of vintage book parts, 14 x 19 x 3 inches, 2017.

    When my Sky was Folding in
  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    Behind the Scene, assemblage of vintage book parts, 18 x 18 x 4.5 inches, 2017.

    Behind the Scene
  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    Up in the Air, assemblage of vintage book parts, 30 x 30 x 2 inches, 2017.

    Up in the Air
  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    Meditation Board Quartet, vintage book paper collages, sizes vary, 2017.

    Meditation Board Quartet
  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    Meditation Board Quintet, vintage book paper collages, sizes vary, 2017.

    Meditation Board Quintet
  • Conny Goelz Schmitt

    Meditation Board Sextet, vintage book paper collages, sizes vary, 2017.

    Meditation Board Sextet

Press Release
Artist Page
Einspruch, Franklin. "Conny Goelz Schmitt: More Questions than Answers," The Delicious Line, April 6, 2018.
Einspruch, Franklin. "Gallery Reviews: Conny Goelz Schmitt," DigBoston, April 12-19, 2018. p18.
"A different way to approach art," Kingston Blog, April 20, 2018.

The work in More Questions than Answers began as a series of meditation boards influenced by emotional paralysis stemming from the current political climate. Developing the works became a ritual, whose purpose was to create a world that made sense while also catering to a yearning for problem solving. Though geometric abstraction doesn't inherently lend itself to the political, the constructions on view are catalyzed by the importance to find freedom from mental chatter, and to follow a meditative process to create work with integrity.

Schmitt harvests her materials from discarded vintage books which she deconstructs in a hunt for textured surfaces and faded colors. By means of décollage the element of chance becomes an integral part of her process as she builds a new visual space, always conscious to maintain balance and harmony within the work. Through considered alteration and arrangement of salvaged and manipulated materials Schmitt transforms the past into the present with her geometric collages and assemblages imbuing balance and harmony.