Portfolio > Fall 2019

Cropped paintings mounted on pruned tree branches are a whimsical nod to Cezanne, who was known to throw works-in-progress out his second floor studio window in exasperation only to fetch them down from neighboring trees months later to start up on them again. These agile, eccentrically braced paintings and pocket-sized works connect to Schimmel's passion for lively color, wood grain and his intimate connection to nature from the perspective of an artist/forager known to take long, immersive hikes in the woods with an eye open for art materials, edible plants and mushrooms. Spanning from suburban Philadelphia to coastal Maine, these hybrid works hint at physical forces and agencies that exist beneath the surface of things.