jovi schnell: fuzzy object – puzzle

Fuzzy Object – Puzzle, 2010
Limited edition jigsaw puzzle of 50, signed on back

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.


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