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Art: Impressions at The Carnegie

By Matt Morris · June 22nd, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

As part of the current rotation of exhibitions at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center collectively titled Impressions, Christian Schmit has extended an in-progress look at his studio practice into one of the upstairs galleries.

Schmit’s work is propelled by story, in this case a post-apocalyptic tale he has invented about a lone adventurer that hopes to escape his airless planet by launching to the stars.

Papier-maché sculptures and arrays of preliminary sketches and storyboards begin to tell this story but show the narrative and the objects in an open-ended state.

With the psychoses of the recently parted Louise Bourgeois and the playful set design instincts of Mr. Rogers, Schmit sends his underdog into a world full of not only fanciful dangers, but also the struggle of the unresolved art process. This, along with the Print Club of Northern Kentucky and work by Dennis Maher, Ki Jong Do, Mary Gaynier and photographs by Covington youth, are only up until Friday, June 25!

Get show and gallery details here.



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