New Work Added to Live ARC Salon

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New Work Added to Live ARC Salon

Published April 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Kate in Lace by Roger Schmidt has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

"As a person who has spent most of his adult life creating music and playing the guitar, I naturally employ the same sort of thought processes when working on my drawings and paintings. I particularly enjoy drawing with charcoal. In the same way a music composer can put down some notes, listen and decide what is worth keeping, so it can be with this medium. Nothing needs to be final as you create and build up your composition as a whole. I work on aluminum panels that I prime with a mixture of neutral grey gesso and pumice stone. This provides me with a very rigid and textured surface which can hold a lot of medium. I like to be able to really push the charcoal into the fine pores and leave nothing too loose or chalky on the finished surface. The end result is a well fixed drawing on a very stable substrate. I tend to keep my narrative as simple as possible. Like many artists, I am compelled by beauty and especially how light can reveal it. While technical merit and practiced skill is very important to me, my main hope is to achieve work that is captivating. For Kate in Lace, I wanted to do a drawing that would be intimate and have a sense of timelessness. Kate’s natural beauty, the traditional lace and pearls placed in chiaroscuro lighting, sets the stage for her gaze towards the viewer." - Roger Schmidt
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon