ESCANABA – Two Marquette artists – Jason Schneider and Lisa Colwell – exhibit their work at Bay College in Escanaba.
A sculptural exhibition of Jason Schneider’s Bay College is open in the college’s Besse Gallery. His work will be on view until December 3. He will give an artist talk and a demonstration at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Schneider received a BFA in Furniture Design from William Paterson University and an MFA in Furniture Design from San Diego State University. His work has been exhibited extensively at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado; Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia; Museum of Crafts and Design, San Francisco; and the Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, New York, among others. Schneider is currently an assistant professor in the woodworking and furniture design program at the University of Northern Michigan.
Schneider Artist Statement: Jason Schneider is a studio furniture maker who works with traditional woodworking processes in non-traditional materials to create unique three-dimensional objects. Her work reveals the inherent beauty and character of corrugated cardboard in both functional and sculptural forms. Studying the proper use and function of this low-status, recyclable and often unrecognized material fuels his curiosity.
The work presented here is from a new series, entitled The COLOR follows the FORME follows the TEXTURE. As the artist notes, âThe wavy textured sculptures that I create are intended to provide the viewer with a distinct experience of light and shadow that changes in appearance depending on the directional cut of the material itself. Color is also used to add contrast to the paper and alter the visual weight of each form.
Bay College is also announcing the exhibition, Thread – Artwork by Lisa Colwell in the Hartwig Gallery. His work will be on view until December 10.
Lisa Colwell was born and raised in the Detroit subway. She lived in the city of Detroit for almost 30 years, where she managed, organized and exhibited in numerous galleries.
Colwell began his artistic career as a solo artist. In 1991, she moved to Phoenix. She is co-owner of Galerie X, Galerie X hosting visual, sound and performance arts. In 1993, she returned to Detroit; she continued her performance art as well as the exhibition of her works. Colwell’s work includes performance art, video art, paintings, sculpture, and work with sound.
She currently resides in Marquette where she is developing a work with fiber. His current job is called, thread.
Colwell artist statement:
I am a Marquette-based artist currently working with textile fibers in an artistic format that allows me to explore the relationship between movement and constraint. I create a union of string and form, cultivating a vibrant and unique visual experience. yarn, is strongly influenced by my love of geometric, Art Deco, Korean and Japanese patterns. I view the thread work as being in a state of flux, but within the limits of space and law, the same way I see the world. I have been developing my artistic fiber approach for several years. I started out as a performance artist and painter, but now I combine my experience of over 30 years as an artist and curator to create thread.