Created from an ongoing series on paper and panel entitled Free Categories.
This series of works on paper are created in the methods and spirit of a game where rows of boxes are stacked and rotated to form an irregular grid of windows, perspectives and interlocking parts. By rolling dice to land on numbered systems chance operations arrive at some of the palette choices, units, text, etc. Negative spaces factored into the fields act to frame permutations of shapes and models inspired from a wide range of subjects that include biological systems, surface topologies, cosmological forces and color theories. Playful classifications deny strict boundaries or divisions and invite the viewer to freely associate across the patchwork structure of the grid.
Jovi Schnell’s colorful wall works, paintings and drawings fuse the organic and the mechanic, inventing playful networks that integrate emblematic forms of Nature, Technology, and Humanity. Schnells’ work has been exhibited in many galleries and institutions, including the Stedelijk Bureau Museum in Amsterdam; the Williams College Museum, Williamstown, MA; The Brooklyn Museum, PS1, The Drawing Center, NY, Derek Eller Gallery, NY, Gregory Lind Gallery and the Luggage Store gallery in San Francisco. Her work has received reviews in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Flash Art, Art in America, and Art on Paper. In 2002 she received the Pollack-Krasner Award for painting. She currently lives and works in San Francisco and is adjunct faculty at The California College of Art. www.jovischnell.com
The Shadowshopper is a partial catalog of over 200 Bay Area artist's wares for sale at Shadowshop, a temporary retail project by Stephanie Syjuco embedded in SFMOMA's fifth floor galleries. 100% of all sales go directly to the artist-producer. Support local creative capital!
3/14 UPDATES!Time is running out to visit Shadowshop! We officially shutter our doors forever on May 1, 2011. Only open for just over five months, we were always meant to be temporary. Join us to see hot new inventory from local Bay Area artists, and save the date of April 28 for our "FINAL DAYS" closing event party!
Monday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 11:30am - 8pm
Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5pm
*closed for 1/2 hour every day for lunchbreak anytime from 1-2pm
i’m looking for:
- SHADOWSHOP FINAL DAYS Closing Event! April 28
- MARCH RESIDENT ARTIST: Juan Luna-Avin: black markets and media bootlegs!
- alena rudolph: potluck pals
- laura splan: mirror mirror
- jeff foye + gordon winiemko
- imin yeh: authentic handcarved woodblocks
- gabrielle teschner: make nation
- charlene tan: happymeal
- art for a democratic society: iraq war activity book
- matthew rana & rick butler: the autobiography of ernest patrick butler
- alison pebworth: occular recovery packet
- marci washington: dark mirror zine
- art for a democratic society: if you give a gay mouse a cookie
- hilary pecis: cut & paste (paper dolls)
- art for a democratic society: letters from an old sell-out
- FEBRUARY RESIDENT ARTIST IMIN YEH and the NIANHUA WORKSHOP!
- alison pebworth: vintage roadside show & tell patches
- nathan lynch: respect yourself
- robert larkin: baldessaring baldessari
- kelly lynn jones: a mediated living box
- justin hoover: 100 performances for the hole
- terry hoff: fu & iou
- teri claude: drag dollars
- art for a democratic society: community consensus manifesto
- art for a democratic society: ultimate manifesto set