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Nadine Schemmann
Sound of the Pale Tree

Exhibition Catalogue

Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2022
 Headbones Gallery

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Pandemic Head to Hand

Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2022
 Drawers Gallery
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Julianna Joos
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Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2022
 Headbones Gallery
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Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2022
 Drawers Gallery
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Nadine Schemmann - Sound of the Pale Tree

Opening Reception 2-5pm –Saturday, October 8, 2022

 Public is welcome - Artist In Attendance

Predominantly working with large-format linen and various techniques, Nadine Schemmann’s work translates encounters, conversations, and moments in diverse shades on the canvas to engage in emotional interactions. The process involves dying or bleaching the material to then be covered with ink, oil paint or chlorine bleach, resulting in striking, but unexpected color paths forming organic, endlessly changeable edges on the linen canvas. With a desire to expand her color palette, Schemmann materializes feelings as different shades to create an expressive and sensory visual language translating encounters as the deepest and most honest form of dialogue.

Reflecting the fragility of interpersonal relationships, Schemmann's paintings find their origin in the interstice that results when two people meet – crafting the space which remains free of color and that which is delimited by cut edges and seams. Only sometimes she stretches the linen fabrics on frames, never banishing them behind glass. Often, they hang freely in a space, or in nature, where they are exposed to wind and weather, where the color and fabric change with time. Just as interpersonal relationships cannot be preserved and made durable, Schemmann does not place this expectation on her paintings.