JED WILLIAMS GALLERY is proud to announce its first solo exhibition of the work of DONNAS SCHAEFFER. JWG has previously shown Donnas’ work in a group show setting and is excited to premiere Schaeffer’s uniquely powerful collage, assemblage and mixed media work.
Schaeffer’s works are composed of a multitude of fragmentary details, each possessing their own sense of time and well-worn detail. There is a playful feel to the details that add up to broad and slightly retro-quirky compositional sweeps. Schaeffer’s collage and assemblage work dovetails with her pursuit of photography. She uses fragments of paper, found objects collected while she is out photographing. As Schaeffer states, “The fine art photography continues but the collage work is more immediate and automatic. There are no rules when it comes to collage You are free. And unlike traditional photography, there is no process you need to follow. For me, collage is pure.”