05.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
Opening 05.08.15 6-8pm
Artist Talks 27.08.15 6-7pm
Marilyn Schneider is a Sydney based artist whose practice is concerned with the visual language of architectural facades in commercial spaces and what they reveal about our culture. Fascinated by the sophisticated materials and organic forms that denote a futuristic image in Global Style architecture, Schneider has created a sculptural installation that identifies and reconsiders this aesthetic. In a strict colour palette of grey and blue tones, selected icons have been manipulated into abstract compositions. These surfaces imitate the manufacturing methods of high capitalism such as laser cutting, digital printing and powder coating. Isolated in the gallery space, these altered forms communicate how megastructures act as logos for the mega corporations that they house.
Marilyn Schneider recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts (Research) in Sculpture and Installation. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours First Class), both from the UNSW College of Art and Design. Schneider has participated in residency programs at Vermont Studio Centre in the United States and Red Gate in Beijing. She has also been awarded several studio residencies in Sydney, such as Parramatta Artist Studios, Fraser Studios and Firstdraft Depot. In addition, Schneider has been included in various group and solo exhibitions at Firstdraft, The Walls (on the Gold Coast), Artspace and 55 Sydenham Road. She recently had a solo exhibition at MOP and curated a group show at ALASKA projects.