Outset, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.
Cosmic, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.
Momentum, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.
Edge of Night, silk on paper collage, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.
Aftermath, silk on paper collagen, 5 x 5 x 2 inches, 2016.
My collage and assemblage works are made of vintage book parts. Distorted text and flowery endpapers are incorporated in my work; and shrines, totems, and iconographic assemblages are built out of the books' remains. These works are not only an open window for the viewer's eyes, they are objects for the viewer's mind.
In my recent work I combine beeswax-infused silk paintings with my collages.
The collages provide structure and support for the silk paintings while serving as the basis for their composition. Beneath the surface of the silk paintings there is another world, which becomes unfocused and fleeting like our past when we look back and try to remember.
Conny Goelz-Schmitt is a member of Kingston Gallery and the Cambridge Art Association and was named Sculptor of the Year by Chief Curator of Boston University Kate McNamara in CAA's 69th Members Prize Show. In 2016, Paul C. Ha, Director of the List Visual Art Center at MIT selected her work for the Best Multi Media Prize in CAA's National Prize Show. Besides exhibiting in Kingston Gallery, Boston, her work has been featured in places like the ACRV, Viterbo (Italy), The Painting Center, New York, The Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, and Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC.
She studied Sinology and German Literature at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany and lived in Taiwan before she moved to the United States twenty years ago. Conny has a studio in Beverly, Massachusetts.