AUREL SCHMIDT

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AUREL SCHMIDT

October 26th – November 17th, 2019

OPENING: Saturday, October 26th from 6 – 9pm

For your added enjoyment we are presenting a small secret back room show of new drawings by Aurel Schmidt; this is our first triple threat here!

Schmidt will be exhibiting new drawings from her ongoing “doll” series: collage-drawings combining hand-drawn elements with found objects, personal mementos and human elements including hair, blood and other bodily fluids from herself, friends, exes and crushes.

Aurel Schmidt’s intricately detailed drawings are a reflection of her life here in New York in that their individual parts pulled from the physical and emotional detritus of downtown. Precious and personal, the work is exacting, highly detailed and teeming with overt intimacy. By using leftover garbage as the building blocks for her subjects, Schmidt’s work becomes a sort of memento mori—a reminder of our own vulnerability and mortality.

Aurel Schmidt (1982)  was born in Kamloops, British Colombia and currently lives and works in New York. Schmidt was included in Phaidon Vitamin D2 and has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at P.P.O.W, New York; Half Gallery, New York; Deitch Projects, New York; Peres Projects, Los Angeles. Schmidt was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and has contributed to group exhibitions at The Hole, New York; Lomex, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London & Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Greece. Her works are included in the Zabludowicz Collection, London; the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; and the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, amongst others.

 

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Condom), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, human hair, wristbands, Swarovski Crytals, semen,  archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 21.5 x 18 inches, 55 x 46 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Wristbands), 2019, color pencil, pencil, pastel, acrylic, wristbands, beer, human hair, metal, archival glue and burnholes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 25 x 18 inches, 63 x 46 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Fanta), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, crushed Fanta can, wig hair, Swarovski Crystals, metal, archival glue, burnholes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 19 x 15 inches, 48 x 38 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Dum Dum’s), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, beer, human hair, Dum Dum wrappers, patty case, metal, danburite crystal, baking soda, archival glue, bur holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 20 x 14 inches, 51 x 36 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Pepto Cowboy), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, human hair, blood, archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 22 x 16.25 inches, 56 x 41 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Dohnut Boy), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, sharpie, human hair, hemp rolling paper, metal, archival glue on paper, Framed Dimensions: 19 x 15.25 inches, 48 x 38 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Banana Girl), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, beer, human hair, Hershey Kisses wrappers, metal, archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 25 x 17 inches, 64 x 43 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Rich Bitch), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, human hair, Swarovski Crystals, plastic baggie, metal, archival glue on paper, Framed Dimensions: 25.5 x 17 inches, 65 x 43 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Airfreshner), 2009, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, beer, baking powder, human hair, plastic baggies, found drugs, Splenda wrapper, metal, archival glue on paper, Framed Dimensions: 23 x 17 inches, 58 x 43 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Ghoul Girl), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, beer, human hair, money, Dash Snow pin, stainless steel body jewelry, lace, archival glue, burnholes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 21 x 17 inches, 53 x 43 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Candy Cane), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, human hair, blood, archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 20.5 x 19.25 inches, 52 x 49 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Greek Coffee), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, coffee, baking powder, human hair, safety pin, Dunkin Donuts wrapper, archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 21.5 x 20 inches, 55 x 51 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Sugar & Spice), 2019, color pencil, pencil, acrylic, watercolor, sparkles, human hair, metal, baking soda, archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 25 x 19 inches, 63.5 x 48 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (LaCroix), 2019, Color pencil, pencil, acrylic, gouache, human hair, metal, archival glue, burn holes on paper, Framed Dimensions: 23.75 x 22.5 inches, 60 x 57 cm