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Time in Color
Werner SCHMIDT   
October 22 - Nov 28, 2015
6-8PM

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6-8PM


Howard Scott Gallery is pleased to present it's seventh solo exhibition of works by the German painter Werner Schmidt, entitled Time in Color. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from October 22 through November 28, 2015.


Although one cannot see any recognizable objects in his paintings at a first glance, the artist would not call these works abstract. Layers upon layers of special self-made, natural paint gradually bloom in front of the spectator's eyes.


These recent works accentuate small, one-note gestures, like a simple diagonal line or a short, fat horizontal brushstroke. These gestures float through clearly developed color spaces, creating contradictory perspectives of time.


Schmidt moves his abstractions further away from his observation of the external visual world. His single panel canvanses contain less broad, sweeping strokes and are less bound to the landscape. These contain a more existential form of liberation. There is freshness and fullness of a new pictorial space. The residue of paint that slices through the thinly-opaque area on the top and sides give evidence of a painterly process; yet, the work is less about process, than it is about endurance and insight.


These paintings hang like pictures on a wall, motionless and solitary for years.


Werner Schmidt was born in the Black Forest region of Southwestern Germany in 1953. For the past several years, he has divided his time between studios in the towns of Oberkirch and Berlin. His work is in numerous collections in Europe and the United States.

Fast Line in Black Space  2015
28.00 x 40.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
Wait  2015
24.00 x 32.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
Red Brushstroke Diagonal  2015
28.00 x 42.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
Black Floating Left  2015
24.00 x 32.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
White Space in a Black Box  2015
24.00 x 32.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
Black Covering Blue Slowly  2015
24.00 x 32.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
Lipstick Vertical  2015
24.00 x 32.00 in.  
Handmade color on MDF
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