621 Gallery Presents
an exhibition by Patrick Schmidt
April 5th – 27th, 2018
Soft Opening | April 5th at 6:30pm
Opening Reception | April 6th 6:00pm – 9:30pm
By manipulating the planes of time and space, my installations symbolize the fragmentations of identity in a digitized age. In developing my designs, I analyze image patterns from a variety of sources by reducing them via technology to simple line drawings. Overlaying select outlines to create visually complex networks that represent the multiple cultural, social and personal identities we integrate into ourselves on a moment-by-moment basis. Although I consult fifty or more digital patterns and establish a blueprint before positioning each work, the act of installation becomes collaboration with the onsite architecture itself and necessarily changes as I proceed. This performance aspect of the piece’s development reinforces the concept of the emotional and intellectual evolution underpinning my work. My installations, therefore, aren’t complete until they are removed from the space.