Chasen Galleries Features “Green” Artist
Schimmel Gold transforms junk mail into delicate mosaics with an artistic message of multiple dimensions. Chasen Galleries will feature Schimmel Gold's work in the Richmond gallery and online.
"My work reflects our society's obsession with beauty through advertising - and the endless images that bombard us daily. I appropriate those images and create them anew,” said Sandhi Schimmel Gold.
Andrew Chasen, president of Chasen Galleries, believes that Schimmel’s work has a compelling and timely message. “Visitors to Chasen Galleries will immediately grasp that Schimmel’s work is a purposeful intermix of images derived from advertising and thousands of incongruent pieces - images and text - that arrive through her mailbox,” Chasen said. Assembled like a mosaic; the junk mail paper tiles create an entirely new image - an eclectic and tactile portrait reworked in my imagination, employing manual dexterity and materials that would otherwise go to waste.
Schimmel joins the disciplines of painting & mosaic to create a connected collection of representational images in segments of vibrant color; pretty pictures that reflect a thought, concept or mood.