MIAMI Featured Artist Entry: CHUCK VON SCHMIDT
SOLO SHOWS: 2012 Von Schmidt, Solo, Main St. Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY; 2010 Von Schmidt, Solo “BRANDED”, Noho Gallery, NYC 2010.
SELECTED MUSEUM GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2011 “About Face, Stories in Portraits”, AnnMarie Garden, Solomons, MD; 2010 “Deluge,” Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
THE ARTIST IN HIS OWN WORDS: My father was a cabinetmaker, so I learned at an early age how to use tools and to make things. The industrial process and everyday objects reveal to me interesting and sometimes obtuse aspects of the human condition on this earth.
Time has always figured prominently in my work. Often, I meld static sculpture with a kinetic element such as shifting lights or a video piece.
My work is a quest for the truth. Always, I try to keep sight of the humor in life.