OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 3 - 5pm
"The use of technology has led us to diminish the vitality of the directly experienced world.
For many, this disembodied existence is their new reality. As an artist and observer of this phenomenon I can sometimes feel out of sync in my own time. In his novel “Einstein’s Dream,“ physicist and author, Alan Lightman writes that “some people are content to live in contradictory worlds so long as they know the reason for each.” Through this work, I embrace the notion of ‘contradictory worlds’ and recognize that we (humans) live and navigate in worlds that may be self- constructed, dreamt or imagined. We navigate in ‘parallel universes.’ Incongruous observation and experience has been a prevailing thread running through my work. When making collage, I am delighted to find myself at the center of a vortex … an excavator of mystery and potentiality. The collage series “Infinity of worlds” offers intimate musings about the collective unconscious, about, time as ephemeral, and about the interconnectedness of all living things. My work speaks to an understanding and urgency to pay attention to the vulnerability and sustainability of earth. Essential to my work is recognition of fragile connections.
The monoprint series, “Illuminated Resonance” explores pure sensory experience, color as vibration, color as seen and felt. It is my research on how thought and emotion may be effected, altered, heightened or disrupted by our experience of color…and more specifically, for me, at that time I spent working on them, a source /modality for healing." - Erika Lawlor Schmidt, July 30, 2018