August 22 – October 4, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, August 22, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Market Street Gallery
In Binder, Schnell combines delicate ink and graphite drawings with bamboo, clay, masking tape, and other assorted detritus from his studio and life to create a narrative of attempted psychological transformation. The story unfolds through each room of the GAC, the drawings and sculptural elements creating an immersive experience for the viewer. Binder features many of the same cast of characters that have been reoccurring in Schnell’s work for the past twenty years, including: boats, carbonaceous chondrites, Freud’s case studies, John Keats, Eugene Marais, and insect nymphs.
Eric Schnell has a BFA from University of Houston, and an MFA from Columbia University. He is a Galveston based artist and co-founder of the Galveston Artist Residency. He has created numerous site-specific installations in public spaces, including Artist Space (New York), Exit Art (New York), Momenta Art (New York), Arthouse (Austin), The Blaffer Museum (Houston), The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) and Devin Borden Gallery (Houston). Schnell has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.