Curated by Gloria Plascencia, Kristine Schomaker’s impressive solo exhibition Mirror, Mirror! celebrates the body and soul. From the female form to cultural stereotypes, Schomaker captures both the body politic and a rich palette of color and motion.
Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video, and performance, Schomaker explores notions of societal expectations, online identity, and society’s judgement and obsession with physical appearance.
What we project on ourselves and others – it can be as ephemeral as a shadow. Schomaker’s work may be at it’s strongest with projected images and installation juxtaposed. Viewers truly enter a different world.
Schomaker’s avatars are part of her process of becoming self-aware.
The artist says her way of painting, using multiple layers, functions as a “metaphorical skin.”
Her vivid color palette grabs the eye while her message of empowerment and identity tug at the heart.
What exactly is being reflected? Our own images? Our own perceptions? Bodies that take on lives of their own, separate from cognizance? Step into another life.
Baby you can drive my car…
Literally and figuratively, Schomaker has created an impressive “body of work.” How we feel about our bodies and the spirit they contain is truly all in the eye of the beholder – often ourselves.
Mirror, Mirror! runs through December 20th at Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA – 12619 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne.