Exhibition: Katy Schimert — Camouflage, Ink, and Silence
March 27—May 2, 2014, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
March 29—May 4, 2014, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
University Museum of Contemporary Art
UMass Amherst Campus
This exhibition includes a new series of large-scale watercolors, measuring as large as 100” x 60, as well as ceramic and glass sculptures. Schimert’s subjects are the sea and a large mythical octopus, a hidden sculptural force, and ghost like presence of fierce emotion underneath the moiré effect of water. She has been inspired by literature of the sea and science fiction by authors including: Jules Verne, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, and Marianne Moore’s poem The Octopus. Schimert uses an ancient method of casting glass and ceramics, making forms through a process of heating and cooling.