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The Art of Ashley L. Schick + Artist Talk

Please join Ashley this Saturday, June 28th, 2014 from 3-5pm for an artist talk on her work!

Artist Talk | Saturday, June 28th 3:00 – 5:00 pm | 999 Brady Avenue NW Suite 7 Atlanta GA 30318

Lull Them Asleep hand-cut paper and adhesive 31 x 20.75 inches ASC 048G
Lull Them Asleep hand-cut paper and adhesive 31 x 20.75 inches ASC 048G
Lull Them Asleep (detail 1)
Lull Them Asleep (detail 1)
Lull Them Asleep (detail 2)
Lull Them Asleep (detail 2)
Lull Them Asleep (detail 3)
Lull Them Asleep (detail 3)
The Rushes Lean Over hand-cut paper and adhesive 18.25 x 8.25 inches ASC 058G
The Rushes Lean Over hand-cut paper and adhesive 18.25 x 8.25 inches ASC 058G
The Rushes Lean Over (detail)
The Rushes Lean Over (detail)
The Rushes Lean Over (detail 2)
The Rushes Lean Over (detail 2)
Unsettled hand-cut paper and adhesive 15 x 15.5 inches ASC 057G
Unsettled hand-cut paper and adhesive 15 x 15.5 inches ASC 057G
Unsettled (detail)
Unsettled (detail)
The Color of Interior Life hand-cut paper and adhesive 24 x 18 inches ASC 051G
The Color of Interior Life hand-cut paper and adhesive 24 x 18 inches ASC 051G
The Color of Interior Life (detail)
The Color of Interior Life (detail)
The Color of Interior Life (detail 2)
The Color of Interior Life (detail 2)
The Wolves Howl Back hand-cut paper and adhesive 16 x 17.5 inches ASC 069G
The Wolves Howl Back hand-cut paper and adhesive 16 x 17.5 inches ASC 069G
The Wolves Howl Back (detail)
The Wolves Howl Back (detail)
The Wolves Howl Back (detail 2)
The Wolves Howl Back (detail 2)
The Way It Sounds hand-cut paper and adhesive 30 x 20.5 inches ASC 052G
The Way It Sounds hand-cut paper and adhesive 30 x 20.5 inches ASC 052G
The Way It Sounds (detail)
The Way It Sounds (detail)
The Way It Sounds (detail 2)
The Way It Sounds (detail 2)
Great Conquering Grey Eyes hand-cut paper and adhesive 22.5 x 34 inches ASC 050G
Great Conquering Grey Eyes hand-cut paper and adhesive 22.5 x 34 inches ASC 050G
Great Conquering Grey Eyes (detail)
Great Conquering Grey Eyes (detail)
In The Soft Earth watercolor on paper 52.5 x 35 inches ASC 053G
In The Soft Earth watercolor on paper 52.5 x 35 inches ASC 053G
In The Soft Earth (detail)
In The Soft Earth (detail)
The Hush of Pointed Hooves hand-cut paper and adhesive 18.25 x 7.25 inches ASC 059G
The Hush of Pointed Hooves hand-cut paper and adhesive 18.25 x 7.25 inches ASC 059G
The Hush of Pointed Hooves (detail)
The Hush of Pointed Hooves (detail)
Pink Lemonade Rapture watercolor 11 x 15 inches ASC 060G
Pink Lemonade Rapture watercolor 11 x 15 inches ASC 060G
Tide ink, collage, and colored pencil 7.125 x 6.5 inches ASC 064G
Tide ink, collage, and colored pencil 7.125 x 6.5 inches ASC 064G
The Weary watercolor 7 x 5 inches ASC 062G
The Weary watercolor 7 x 5 inches ASC 062G
The Skin Beneath the Clothes watercolor 8.25 x 11 inches ASC 067G
The Skin Beneath the Clothes watercolor 8.25 x 11 inches ASC 067G
Staggering watercolor and collage 12 x 9 inches ASC 061G
Staggering watercolor and collage 12 x 9 inches ASC 061G
Presumably watercolor 5 x 7 inches ASC 063G
Presumably watercolor 5 x 7 inches ASC 063G
Of Perceptions hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 11 inches ASC 070G
Of Perceptions hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 11 inches ASC 070G
Of Perceptions (detail)
Of Perceptions (detail)
Of Anticipations hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 11 inches ASC 068G
Of Anticipations hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 11 inches ASC 068G
No Longer hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 6 inches ASC 054G
No Longer hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 6 inches ASC 054G
No Longer (detail)
No Longer (detail)
Lovely Outstretched Feet hand-cut paper and adhesive 25 x 19 inches ASC 049G
Lovely Outstretched Feet hand-cut paper and adhesive 25 x 19 inches ASC 049G
Lovely Outstretched Feet (detail)
Lovely Outstretched Feet (detail)
From Violet Forests gouache 12 x 9 inches ASC 065G
From Violet Forests gouache 12 x 9 inches ASC 065G
For These Crooked Brains watercolor 7 x 5.125 inches ASC 066G
For These Crooked Brains watercolor 7 x 5.125 inches ASC 066G
Eyeshadow ink, collage, and colored pencil 4.75 x 6.5 inches ASC 055G
Eyeshadow ink, collage, and colored pencil 4.75 x 6.5 inches ASC 055G
Creeping Along hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 6 inches ASC 056G
Creeping Along hand-cut paper and adhesive 8 x 6 inches ASC 056G
Creeping Along (detail)
Creeping Along (detail)

For availability and inquiries, please call 404 408 4248 or e-mail info@kailinart.com

a small rustle | Ashley L. Schick

A collection of cut paper pieces and watercolor drawings. Vivid colors depict deer captured in uneasy and perilous positions. The cut-paper backgrounds, white-on-white scenes of cut paper industry or woods, are distant and detached landscapes, like frozen memories or dreams. The details of the backgrounds, along with elements of the deerforms themselves, are perceptible through the shadows cast by their layered bas-relief construction.

These deer are leaping, staggering, trying, falling—acting out expressions of danger and anxiety. They are an inside space, a psychological landscape. Transformations and experimentations on such spindly legs. They are fantastical organic tottering forms. A struggle, a balance, a collection of parts.
Each background a dream, a memory, a frozen ice pond falling through space. Desaturated context, fading away in the intensity of the moment. Cells and tectonic plates breaking apart, ice on the surface of a river, thunder cracks, cloud chamber bubbles.

Folded limbs and delicate stomachs sometimes revealed. Disembodied objects. The colors are bright, like laughter in the face of terror. The hush of pointed hooves, coughing far away, as if across a theater. Unnerve me with your eye, tender tendons, edges and organs. Predators looking over my shoulder. Be ready to lick the surface of the machinery in the distance. The backgrounds freeze and thaw. A deer licks the sky, reaching to bite, bitten by sharp teeth sliding fast over ice cubes melting under thorns in soft flesh ripping open star forms connecting unseen nodes burning out. White blanching photograms but in color. Shape, shadow, pattern.

Ashley L. Schick makes works on paper and artists’ books. The daughter of a biology teacher and an electrical engineer, the imagery in her work spans from natural and organic forms to industrial infrastructure and debris. She currently works as the Studio Program Director for One Love Generation, a non-profit organization empowering teens to inspire positive change through art, service, and awareness. Ms. Schick was an artist’s assistant to sculptor Brian Dettmer for over two years, after an initial period working through his grant from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Working Artist Project.

From the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2013, she was a resident in the Creatives Project’s Artist-In-Studio Residency Program. In 2012, she co-founded Straw Hat Press, a fine art publishing and contract printshop at the Goat Farm Arts Center, with Laura Cleary and Shaun McCallum. Additionally, Ms. Schick has taught many workshops, and completed residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

For availability and inquiries, please call 404 408 4248 or e-mail info@kailinart.com