AMY SCHISSEL | WORLDS A PART
ARTIST RECEPTION: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015 | 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
October 8 – November 21, 2015
PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY in Montréal is pleased to present a site-specific installation of new works by 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalist AMY SCHISSEL. The exhibition, entitled WORLDS A PART, incorporates new paintings, drawings, and video and continues Schissel’s exploration of the role that painting and drawing play in the Internet and Information Age, as well as their capacity to re-imagine the contemporary landscape. This latest installment advances research presented in installations at Volta New York 2013 and Volta Basel 2014.
In WORLDS A PART, Amy Schissel confronts the current anxieties about the role of painting in the Internet and Information Age through the development of a site-specific immersive painting and video installation. It has been Schissel’s long-term project to navigate through a constant technological presence in a data-driven, media-saturated culture—through work that hybridizes painted and digital languages, while addressing contradictions of identity in geo-political relationships. Living in the age of constantly changing new media shapes our understanding of personal and collective history, as brought about by the onset of digital information technology. As the world of digitization continues to develop and our sense of space, and the radical new ways we move through it, are changing, Schissel’s projects change and evolve to address these new spaces, our movement through them, and the resultant changing cultural identity and consciousness.
Amy Schissel’s professional practice analyzes the role of painting/drawing in the Information Age. Schissel addresses the progressively dematerialized quality of digital society by visualizing and mapping information flows that cut through time and space, seemingly negating the need of geographical location for human interaction. She reinvents our contemporary landscape, fostering a sense of civic legibility where the World Wide Web calls us to be everywhere yet nowhere at once.
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