“Guns, Cars and Dolls”, featuring works by A. M. Schaer, will open at Forum6 Contemporary on Oct 13 and continue through Nov. 10. Please plan to attend the opening from 2 to 5 pm the 13th The gallery address is 1824 Spring Street #227, Houston TX 77007. The show consists of laser cut wood panels painted in acrylic depicting and often spoofing what the artist calls “American cultural Icons”. Many of the paintings, suchas “Doll Legs in a Sardine Can” deal with women stereotyped as a commodity.
Although they are flat, they interact with space more like sculptures since they are missing the background surrounded by a rectangular frame present in conventional paintings. The pieces are in the same space as the beholder, almost forcing him or her to interact with them.
The artist develops a drawing or collage on the computer representing her initial idea. She then converts the outlines of these images into a format an industrial grade CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) laser machine can read, and uses the laser to cut out the shapes from birch plywood. and then paints them semi realistically with acrylic.
Contact A. M. Schaer, schaerartgeekgal.com or Eduardo Portillo at 713 907 5424 for more info. The artist's website is www.artgeekgal.com and the gallery website is www.forum6comtemporary.com. [Organizer's description]