Schema Projects

Rosaire Appel

Untranslated: Sequences, Solos and Books 

May 3-May 26 

Opens Friday May 3, 1pm Opening Reception Friday May 3, 6-9pm

Rosaire Appel - Untranslated














Schema Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of works by author and artist Rosaire Appel. After painting for several years, Appel took up writing; she was intrigued by the idea of applying certain concepts of painting to fiction and also began to work with photography. Much of her work is an exploration of the territory that lies between word and image. Her most recent work uses the computer but the richness and complexity found here, sit solidly on a background in visual arts.

Included in Untranslated: Sequences, Solos and Books are her abstract comics, a new visual form, here presented in single cell, multiple cell or accordion fold format and limited edition books. Created solely by digital means, these prints have surprising richness and drama and contain a lacework of visual and linguistic references: a whiff of film noir, a dash of pop iconography, a glimpse down an alley in sharp winter sun, a warped reflection on the top of an oil slick, some fractured calligraphy; her work presents a wreathing morphology. Further enhancing these effects is Appel’s deft use of scale and varying paper finish (glossy vs matt) in the creative process. Out of digital means, not unlike a darkroom, these rich and disorienting collages emerge, and invest the youthful comic book art form with a new mature twist. This overview of her recent works will include chapbooks, handmade books, digital prints and singular stand alone works, all in print media on paper.

Born in New York City, Rosaire Appel grew up in a variety of small towns before returning to the city to study art and writing. Two of her novels were published in the nineties and her photographs and drawings have been exhibited locally. Embracing technology, Appel learned digital graphics through tutorials that were included with early graphic software. As a digital artist, she has exhibited widely online and in print publications, as well as participated in numerous gallery exhibits. Her work is well-recognized and respected in the international communities of abstract comics and asemic writing and she is a long-standing member of the art book community.

Schema Backspace:

Carmon Colangelo

Glocal Yocals, Drawings, Sketches and Other Recent Musings

Carmon Colangelo - Pages from Sketchbook

Here we present Carmon Colangelo’s random collage installations and sketchbooks in stream of consciousness fashion. Carmon Colangelo’s recent work muses about cultural narratives, urban life, human ecologies, sustainability, globalism, social networking, transcendence, and recording everyday ideas. Using printed media, text, and juxtaposing the iconography from modernism with conceptual artmaking strategies, Colangelo’s sketchbooks and drawings record fleeting messages and digital flotsam composed of watercolor, prisma color, graphite, ink, digital media and collage and drawing assemblage. Glocal Yocals is a play on global and local communities mapped by images and ephemeral media as well as our changing notions about place and shifts between geographic location and local identity while contemplating a globalized future. Two new wall collage/drawing installations will be featured for the first time at Schema Projects.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Carmon Colangelo received his M.F.A. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States as well as in Canada, Italy, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Korea. His works are in collections at the National Museum of American Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. He is the Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and holds the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in the Arts.

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