Louis M. Schmidt

Louis M. Schmidt

Louis M. Schmidt

With some exceptions, my work generally channels a "less is more" sentiment. Crude, or reductive, gestures might betray a critique of materiality, form and the mark. Meanwhile, figures trudge and traipse through landscapes, cityscapes, voidscapes, emerging from or collapsing into shadows and stains and scrawls and blots, desperately distanced from the palpable, the tangible, the physical. Contemplating the murder of childhood dreams and the ensuing, unavoidable suicide of adulthood; lamenting the death of the touch and our whole-hearted embrace of dissatisfaction, all compounded by our utter descent into the negative feedback loop caused by the failure of history, my work hopes to help viewers hit absolute bottom. This achieved, we might each begin to break through the putrescent decay of all that was once hopeful in us and regurgitate the repugnant fruit of false transcendence back into God's infantile, starving face-hole so that He might choke on it and finally free us from this most ridiculous construct of ours.

Artists

Shane Anderson
Robert Becraft
Susy Bielak
Crystal Z Campbell
Micha Cardenas
Mauricio Chernovetzky
Lili Chin
Ted Chung
Leigh Cole
Matthew Coors
Micki Davis
Noah Doely
Rob Duarte
Monica Duncan
James Enos
Kael Greco
Chris Head
Nico Herbst
Glenna Jennings
Merve Kayan
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Vince Manganello

Esteban Martinez
Dolissa Medina
Elle Mehrmand
Gretchen Mercedes
Charles G Miller
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Zac Kime Montanaro
Sheryl Oring
Clare Parry
Omar Pimienta
Brianna Rigg
Lesha Rodriguez
Louis M. Schmidt
Tim Schwartz
Jerry Truong
Yvonne Venegas
Julia Westerbeke
David White
Andrew Wilson
Suzanne Wright
Claire Zitzow