Excess Dispersion #0
mixed media, 2018
on verso signed on a label
73 1/4 x 80 x 6 3/4 in, 186.1 x 203.2 x 17.1 cm
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Sold for: $16,250
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
In 2017, Kevin Schmidt received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in Visual Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2008, he was awarded the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award. Schmidt has had solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2018); Kamloops Art Gallery (2015); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2014); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2013); and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Lichtparcours 16, Braunschweig, Germany (2016); La Biennale de Montréal (2014); SITE Santa Fe (2014); and The Jewish Museum (2014). Schmidt holds a BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Schmidt explores the role of the artist and the amateur in a contemporary, spectacle-driven society, particularly with respect to craft and consumerism. The Excess Dispersion series is comprised of acoustic diffusion panels that Schmidt built from waste kitchen renovation materials, including offcuts destined for landfill. Schmidt sourced these materials from kitchen renovators in Kelowna, where the real estate practice of “flipping” real estate involved increasing the value of a home through the quick upgrading of the kitchen. In this visually elegant, conceptually layered work, Schmidt combines his interest in acoustics, DIY strategies, recycling and modern design aesthetics.
This work is comprised of waste kitchen cabinet and countertop material, MDF and laminate. This work is not framed.
Please note: Consignor Hammer Price proceeds of this lot will benefit the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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