ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT Awaken Sleeper, Sleeper Awake 2018

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT
Awaken Sleeper, Sleeper Awake 2018
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ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT Sojourn of Parallel Worlds 2018 Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT
Sojourn of Parallel Worlds 2018
Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT We Where Wild Life II 2018 Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT
We Where Wild Life II 2018
Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT We Where Wild Life 2018 Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT
We Where Wild Life 2018
Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT When Chivalry Was In 2018 Collage

ERIKA LAWLOR SCHMIDT
When Chivalry Was In 2018
Collage

INFINITY OF WORLDS

Erika Lawlor Schmidt

CENTER GALLERY

October 17 – December 8, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 3 - 5pm

ARTIST STATEMENT:
"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