artist of 3:38 PM: Hannes Schmidt

Hannes Schmidt’s installations often present objects of utility in precarious ways:
frames, mat-boards, drawings, trash bags and suit jackets that are propped against
the wall using thin wood strips; glass picture frames are cut so they appear to be
sinking under the floor; found structural materials are arranged carefully but look
destitute; print media and office supplies are stacked, marked, eroded, cut. He
contrasts sculpture arrangements with photography and print imagery of persons
and man-made structures that are enigmatic: the black and gray imagery is deadpan,
yet is filled with macabre associations. The compiled effect is a perfect aesthetic
arrangement that is haunted by lingering structural collapse. Perhaps the artist
describes it best: “things falling apart into place.” courtesy of dumbo arts center

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