PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY IN MONTRÉAL PRESENTS “HYPER-ATLAS” AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY
NOVEMBER 10 TO DECEMBER 31, 2018
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
2 P.M. TO 6 P.M.
PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY in Montréal is pleased to present HYPER-ATLAS, an exhibition of new paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by gallery artist AMY SCHISSEL. The exhibition is the artist’s third solo presentation with PMG, and complements gallery presentations at Volta New York 2013 & 2016, and Volta Basel 2014 & 2017. Schissel is the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting and Sculpture Grant award winner, and was a finalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
In Hyper-Atlas, Amy Schissel presents a 90-foot-long, hand-made, “map of the world” paper installation created with traditional drawing materials (graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink), which grew in length over the span of 14 months. Also included in the exhibition is a suite of new paintings on paper. Together, they continue Schissel’s explorations into the creation of a hybrid language that bridges the traditional language of painting/drawing and modes of digital representation.
Schissel’s work attempts to bridge the gap between spaces we see and navigate in the physical world and those we see and navigate in the online world. Taking from the idea of augmented reality, she believes every physical, geographical space is “interpenetrated” with information—therefore, all physical spaces are now also informational spaces. These linear, map-like, many-layered abstractions seek to represent the architecture of rapidly changing spatial relationships in both the digital and physical world.
Originally from Canada, Amy Schissel is based near Pittsburgh, PA where she is an Assistant Professor of Painting at West Virginia University. She earned a BFA and MFA from the University of Ottawa and is the recipient of numerous awards including: 2016 Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture grant; 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Award; 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalist; and Brucebo Foundation Fine Arts Award. She has exhibited internationally and has lectured about her work in Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Her work can be found in the collections of the West Virginia Museum of Fine Art; Global Affairs Canada (Embassy of Brussels, New Zealand Consulate); University of Brussels; Gotland Museum of Fine Art; City of Ottawa Art Collection; Canada Council Art Bank; and numerous international private and corporate collections.