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Hovering between painting, collage, and three-dimensional assemblage, Dan Schimmel’s work puts spatial position and diverse materials into motion. Through a visual oscillation between multiple perspectives and dynamic flecks of contrasting color, the intensely animated surface ricochets into an unstable state of anti-media. Mitochondriac is a constructed word that links the interior of the energy of the body’s living cells to the exterior world of disturbing physical forces. These lush tapestries mediate inside and outside, micro and macro, personal and social, referencing contemporary events (climate change, warfare, technology, cyborgs, ecocide) through the incorporated commercial packaging that provides each work’s title.


Firestone
18.5x20 inches
Spray Paint, Acrylic, Glue, Commercial Packaging, Tape, Wire, Aluminum Tree Bark, Walnut, Vacuum Seal Bag, Glitter
2017
Happy Our
Spray Paint, Water Color, Glue, Commercial Packaging, Wire, Tape, Wood
16x16 in.
2017
Storck
recycled cereal boxes, tape, paint, collage on paper
21x20 in.
2017
Verified
recycled cereal boxes, tape, paint, collage on paper
20x19 in.
2017