Current Exhibitions

Limited Edition: Prints from the Permanent Collection

Paul Wunderlich's "Song of Songs #4" (detail)
Paul Wunderlich's "Song of Songs #4" (detail)

Aug. 11 - Oct. 6, 2016

Contemporary prints from the Schmidt Art Center Permanent Collection

Artists include Robert Rauschenberg, Josef Albers, Ed Meneely, Ed Paschke, Christo, & Philip Pearlstein.

Karen Rips & Paula Chung: A View Within

Paula Chung's "Femur V" (detail)
Paula Chung's "Femur V" (detail)

Aug. 11 - Oct. 6, 2016

Interpretations of medical imaging through textiles

Artists' Statement (excerpt)

Body Imaging, in the form of CT scans, MRIs, X-Rays, and Ultra-sounds, provide a powerful window that allows the doctor dramatic, non-invasive images of our anatomy. As artists we find these images compelling, since they can be seen simply as shapes and lines, dark and light spaces.

Working separately from the same image, the two artists use their own artistic voice to interpret the beauty, strength, and vulnerability of the human body as seen in that image though the use of textiles. The result of this process is a series of paired textile pieces from each artist interpreting images of the human body.

Karen Rips' "Pelvis" (detail)
Karen Rips' "Pelvis" (detail)

Karen Rips and Paula Chung are artistic opposites, yet together they examine the various parts of the human body as they age and change through the process of living. Their appeal is their divergence of style, design, and human experience.

Body imaging is a process everyone, both urban and rural, can relate to. As human beings we recognize that these images tell a story. It is a process that can invoke fear and anxiety, happiness, and hope. While an X-Ray showing a broken bone is usually apparent to the casual viewer, a series of MRI or Ultra-sounds can be quite abstract to the untrained eye.

Karen Rips Website      
Paula Chung Website

Heather Woodson: Boredom: Problem or Privilege

Heather Woodson's "Positive" (detail)
Heather Woodson's "Positive" (detail)

Aug. 11 - Oct. 6, 2016

Ceramic sculptures that explore a sense of longing

Artist Statement

My definition of boredom: the state in which a lack of stimulation causes a sense of longing for stimulation. This series looks at specific types of boredom, reactions to boredom,  and the strategies we employ to combat that sense of longing.

Artist Website