FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sans Serif | New Paintings by Randall Schmit at the Woodstock Museum (WAAM)
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The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, located at 28 Tinker Street in Woodstock, will exhibit new work by Randall Schmit in an exhibition entitled, 'Sans Serif', 06 September through 05 October, ...

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, located at 28 Tinker Street in Woodstock, will exhibit new work by Randall Schmit in an exhibition entitled, 'Sans Serif', 06 September through 05 October, 2014 in the museum's Solo Gallery.

The artist's new paintings marry surrealist figuration to abstract gestures within a spare, drawn landscape producing a hybrid style that is graphic novel, surrealist, and abstract expressionist.

Simplified to the most minimal brushwork, the new surrealist paintings attempt to define a shifting and disorienting world, where formal elements create a yin-yang vibration between spare spaces, joining secular and mythical images within ambiguous spaces, and offering several stories within each panel.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sans Serif | New Paintings by Randall Schmit at the Woodstock Museum (WAAM) Document Transcript

  • 1. For further information: Joan Clancy tel: 845- 679-2940 Gallery@WoodstockArt.org “Randall Schmit's paintings often pose existential questions that are both metaphorical and openly psychological...few artists today are capable of retaining the kind of eccentric beauty, confessional poetics, and sheer visual power that characterizes the work of Randall Schmit.” Woodstock Artists Association &Museum | 28 Tinker Street,Woodstock, NY 12498 845-679-2940 www.WoodstockArt.org — Robert C. Morgan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25 August, 2014 Woodstock, NY— The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, located at 28 Tinker Street in Woodstock, will exhibit new work by Randall Schmit in an exhibition entitled, Sans Serif, 06 September through 05 October, 2014 in the museum’s Solo Gallery. Simplified to the most minimal brushwork, the new surrealist expressions are at once graphic and expressive. They attempt to define a shifting and disorienting world, where formal elements create a yin-yang vibration between spare spaces, joining secular and mythical images within ambiguous spaces, and offering several stories within each panel. Schmit’s narrative investigations of situational space have incorporated comic imagery for nearly three decades. Here, consistently presented within various areas and compartments, conversation bubbles pose as hard-edged biomorphic abstraction and imply a (clairvoyant?) dialogue between figures. The artist’s new paintings marry surrealist figuration to abstract gestures within a spare, drawn landscape producing a hybrid style that is at once graphic novel, surrealist, and abstract expressionist. A brief essay by Robert C. Morgan accompanies the exhibition. A reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, 6 September from 4:00—6:00 pm. Both the event and the exhibit are free and open to the public. —— Long-time Manhattan, NY resident, and currently, a Columbia County NY resident, visual artist Randall Schmit was previously studio assistant to the second generation abstract expressionist Ray Parker in New York for several years before going out on his own. Following his first solo exhibition at the Betty Cuningham Gallery in Soho New York, the artist has exhibited widely, with several dozen solo exhibits in the USA and Europe. Schmit is currently represented by the Roshkowska Gallery in Hudson, NY. Randall Schmit is a twice Recipient of the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Artist's Support Grant (2011, and 2014), and a 2013 Recipient of the Berkshire-Taconic A.R.T. Foundation Grant. He is a recipient of the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant; and an Invitational Travel Grant from the US Consulate General, Istanbul (Turkey); His paintings are included in the Permanent Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY); the New Orleans Museum of Art; Ogden Museum of Art (New Orleans); Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (Malibu, CA) and many others. Museum Hours: Friday & Saturday 12 noon - 6 pm Sunday, Monday, & Thursday 12 noon - 5 pm X X X