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Louis M. Schmidt’s new solo show, Cy Twombly Death’s Head, is opening at Park Life in San Francisco on January 17th!
If you’re in SF during the month, go check it out! Louis has been rocking out on his new body of work!
For more information, check out Park Life’s website here.
From the press release:
Park Life is pleased to present Cy Twombly Death’s Head, a new body of work by Louis M Schmidt.
Opening Reception Friday January 17th, 2014. 7 - 10 pm
“When I read the news that Cy Twombly had died, I began doodling portraits of him as a death’s head. I’ve been obsessed with death’s heads forever, and the words “Cy Twombly death’s head” just attached themselves to my brain and wouldn’t go away. As such, the title was decided upon nearly two years before I made the first proper piece for the show, a drawing that ended up with an even more provocative title: Donald Judd Fascism. Many of the works in the show riff on artists and art history in a similar manner, as homage, critique and play with ideas and characters that have inspired me since I began studying art.
The work I made for Cy Twombly Death’s Head isn’t really about Cy Twombly, or about any of the other artists referenced in the show- although Twombly’s life and practice were a major source of inspiration. Really, the work is about “the bigger picture”. It’s about myth, history and form, and how people have tried to process the passage of time and the human condition. I’m obsessed with history and art history, and Twombly simply provided a starting point from which to spiral into a consideration of my primary concerns, namely: our human relationship to power; how we create the systems we need to survive; and our primal (fatal) tendency towards hierarchical (vertical) paradigms. The traditional context of the death’s head, the winged skull found on many Puritan gravestones (dating back at least 400 years) provides other layer of mortal, historical concern and symbolism through which to meditate upon such looming existential drama.”
Louis M Schmidt is currently a nomad- living between San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Colorado. He earned an MFA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego in 2010, after a BFA in Studio Arts (graduating Summa cum Laude) and a BA in Art History from CU-Boulder in 2004. Schmidt’s practice ranges across drawing, painting, installation, photography, and publication work. Recently the inaugural resident at Watershed Residency (outside Nashville, TN).
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