AMY SCHISSEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | DIMENSIONS VARIABLE | INSTALLATION VIEW | VOLTA 10 | BASEL, SWITZERLAND | 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW

VOLTA 10 BASEL | ANIMATE GROUNDS | AMY SCHISSEL | INSTALLATION VIEW | JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

For more information please visit:

http://www.canadacouncil.ca

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL | JUNE 2014 | ALL IMAGES COURTESY VOLTA SHOW AND NICHOLAS WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY

VOLTA 10 BASEL

JUNE 16 TO 21, 2014

 

PATRICK MIKHAIL GALERY is please to present a new solo project of works by AMY SCHISSEL, conceived specifically for VOLTA 10.

 

In a world bound by technology, where societal ties to the World Wide Web are inescapable, Amy Schissel has created Animate Grounds, an installation that reinvents our contemporary landscape, replacing traditional modes of representation with a digital language inspired by the Information Age. The installation functions as an electronic skin, depicting the evolution of an optic, pictorial space into an emergent, contextual environment. She reconfigures painting/drawing into an associational matrix—emphasizing a culturally-coded zone of focus, with painterly features suggesting themselves as interfaces between our physical geography and virtual presence. The work asserts a bodily awareness to the invisible intersections and networks penetrating our environment. It explores a hybrid relationship between the languages of painting and digitization by subscribing to digital architecture, interaction design, and mapping processes, with the aim of reappraising the traditional language of abstract painting.

 

Amy Schissel’s professional practice analyzes the role of painting/drawing in the Information Age. It responds to a technological presence in a data-driven, media-saturated culture, and examines the contradictions of identity in geo-political relationships: how being surrounded by media shapes our understanding of personal and collective history, engendered by digitization. Schissel addresses the progressively dematerialized quality of digital society by visualizing and mapping information flows that cut through time and space, seemingly negating the need of geographical location for human interaction. She reinvents our contemporary landscape, fostering a sense of civic legibility where the World Wide Web calls us to be everywhere yet nowhere at once.

 

VOLTA is Basel's renowned platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global prestige whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike.
 Conceived to bridge a gap between Basel's pre-existing fairs, VOLTA showcases galleries – whether young or mature – that choose to work with the most exciting emerging artists. These galleries must keep deeply meaningful connections with their artists and follow them throughout their careers. In turn, select galleries exhibit in the airy rotunda surroundings of Basel's Markthalle, elevating their own platforms for an experience mutually beneficial to fair visitors and the galleries alike.

 

For more information:


PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY


2401 Bank Street


Ottawa, Canada


K1V 8R9


Tel. 613.746.0690


E-mail: gallery@patrickmikhailgallery.com


Web: www.patrickmikhailgallery.com

 

VOLTA 10

Web: www.voltashow.com

E-mail: info@voltashow.com

 

Brian Fee

VOLTA Press Manager

Markthalle

Basel, Switzerland

Email. brian@voltashow.com

 

 

 

Press

AMY SCHISSEL: ART IN A DIGITAL TIME
| READ THE SYSTEMS FEVER EXHIBITION REVIEW BY THE OTTAWA CITIZEN'S PETER SIMPSON
TOXIQUE MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUE ON VOLTA NEW YORK |
BEAUTIFUL, HIGH-ENERGY COVERAGE OF MARCH 2013 ART FAIR AND AMY SCHISSEL AT PMG BOOTH
AMY SCHISSEL AT VOLTA NEW YORK | MARCH 7 TO 10, 2013 |
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galleryIntell | NEW YORK'S ULTRA COOL ART BLOG SELECTS AMY SCHISSEL AS ONE OF VOLTA'S TOP FIVE HIGHLIGHTS |
INFLUENTIAL ART BLOGGERS RAVE ABOUT PMG'S PRESENTATION OF CYBERFIELDS AT VOLTA ART FAIR
AMY SCHISSEL: ART IN A DIGITAL TIME |
READ THE OTTAWA CITIZEN REVIEW OF SYSTEMS FEVER BY PETER SIMPSON
GALLERY INTELL | NEW YORK'S ULTRA COOL ART BLOG SELECTS AMY SCHISSEL AS ONE OF VOLTA'S TOP FIVE HIGHLIGHTS |
GALLERY INTELL, NYC'S INFLUENTIAL ART BLOGGERS RAVE ABOUT PMG'S PRESENTATION OF CYBERFIELDS