Gold and Shadow
New work by Nick Schnitzer
Gold and Shadow, an upcoming exhibition of sculpture from Austin artist Nick Schnitzer, takes a look at our dark side. On second thought, perhaps it’s better to say that the artist offers viewers the chance to look at their own shadows, a term borrowed from Swiss psychologist Carl Jung which concerns the aspects of ourselves that we hide, repress, or deny, in order of becoming whole, fully integrated beings. The gold, representing those parts of us that we are proud of and therefore willing to show, also have a place in the work. There are many mirrors and reflective surfaces in this show, along with industrial materials, some moving parts, and dark cavities to explore. Gold and black appear somewhere in every piece, reminding the viewer that these elements co-exist at every level of being.
Opening Reception – December 1st from 7 to 10pm
Open Gallery Hours – Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm, December 3 – 18
This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.