David Lusk Gallery-Nashville presents its first solo exhibition of work by popular Nashville artist KJ Schumacher. Fragments and a Game of Chance showcases three related working processes pertaining to found mark manipulation. These works are about recycling marks, with the understanding that each mark is a singular building block within a process of creation.
“Fragments and a Game of Chance speaks to the discovery of raw material (appropriation), the methodology of production (chance), and the spirit in which these things come together in the studio (the game),” says KJ Schumacher. “It’s hard for me to say which part is the most important because I consider the whole process to be organic. A fundamental belief in my work is that the physical mark holds an intrinsic importance in human experience.”
The exhibit is comprised of three series: tape collages over photographs, chance-based paintings, and facsimile works. KJ continues by saying, “It was initially conceived as a new way to deal with found marks, but it developed into both a unique way of working in and of itself, as well as a springboard to other works.”
Schumacher received a B.A. in Fine Art from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. He is currently engaged in an M.F.A. at the Transart Institute in New York and Berlin, to be completed in the summer of 2016.
The exhibit will be open through March 19. David Lusk Gallery is located at 516 Hagan Street in Wedgewood/Houston. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.davidluskgallery.com.