Maria R. Schneider: A Book of Poems and Invisible Cities @ Bryn Mawr Ministries Center-Opening Reception
Exhibition run dates: Through January 1st, 2016
Opening Reception, Sunday, December 11, 5 pm
Featuring work by InLiquid Artist Maria R. Schneider.
A BOOK OF POEMS
These small paintings – nine – were created based on the poetry of a young Spanish poet, Victor Martin Iglesias. I chose poems and verses from his second book published in 2014 and transformed words and their meanings into an artistic expression that reflects the struggles that young adults often experience. Yellow, in all its hues, symbolizes the sunshine of a young life, while the threads represent the struggles. The gauze cloth represents care applied to the imaginary wounds and their treatment with soft, ethereal tender comfort. The last two works in this series are “Selección de Poemas” (Selection of Poems) and a portrait of the poet represent a departure and the need to move on.
These three works are from my Invisible Cities series are a small sample of my current work. I digitally manipulate images and drawings and laser-print them on plexiglass that I later color. Using LED lights, I try to bring the invisibility of certain parts of cities to the viewer’s attention.