Jenny Schmid | Wildness Lost

This newest body of work, Wildness Lost, takes a new turn to connect with environmental themes through the use of mythical figures.  These figures confront the realities of encroaching technology and diminishing wilderness while continuing the search for utopian ideals and indulging in desire as a form of resistance.  This group of etchings is inspired by the history of fantastical beasts in printed imagery from the 1500s and 1600s.  These creatures were invented out of a need to simultaneously propagate an ideal and escape from confining social expectations.  For example, The Wild People are mythical human-beast hybrids who were free of societal constraints and morality.  They were a precursor to the myth of the contemporary Yeti, who is normally depicted as a solitary figure (but falls in love with a human girl in a clear-cut forest in my recent piece The Wildness).

In Social Media Siren a mermaid employs social media to lure men to the rocks, this time depicted as a pile of discarded electronic waste. These allegorical figures are forced to deal with the reality of contemporary problems, drawing poetic attention to current contradictory desires of idealism and materialism.

*Jenny Schmid will give an artist talk on Friday 10-5 at 6:30 at Pratt in the Yellow building

**Jenny will also be conducting a walk through of her work during the First Thursday, Art Walk starting at 7:00pm.

View Jenny's BIO and more of her work HERE.

Jenny Schmid : Here & After at Davidson Galleries

Jenny Schmid

Here & After

Medium: Four Color Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 30
Size: 4 x 3-3/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Jenny Schmid : Mystery Messages and Carrier Owls at Davidson Galleries

Jenny Schmid

Mystery Messages and Carrier Owls

Medium: Etching
Edition : 3/18
Size: 15-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Jenny Schmid : The Giantess at Davidson Galleries

Jenny Schmid

The Giantess

Medium: Etching
Edition : 3/18
Size: 15 3/4 x 7-3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Jenny Schmid : Syreni Vanitas at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Syreni Vanitas

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 2018
Edition : 45
Size: 11 x 14 inches (sheet)
Price: $300.00

Jenny Schmid : Chernobyl Chimera at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Chernobyl Chimera

Medium: etching
Year: 2017
Edition : 15
Size: 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Price: $375.00

Jenny Schmid : Unnatural Disaster at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Unnatural Disaster

Medium: Etching
Year: 2018
Edition : 15
Size: 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $375.00

Jenny Schmid : Metamorphosis Perfecta at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Metamorphosis Perfecta

Medium: Color Lithograph
Year: 2016
Edition : Artist Proof
Size: 11 x 15 1/2 inches
Price: $400.00

Jenny Schmid : Insatiable at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Insatiable

Medium: Etching
Year: 2018
Edition : 20
Size: 13 1/4 x 10 inches
Price: $400.00

Jenny Schmid : The Nihilist Mermaids at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

The Nihilist Mermaids

Medium: Etching
Year: 2018
Edition : 20
Size: 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Jenny Schmid : The Last Tree Huggers at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

The Last Tree Huggers

Medium: etching
Year: 2017
Edition : 4/15
Size: 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches
Price: $425.00

Jenny Schmid : Momento Mare at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Momento Mare

Medium: Etching
Year: 2017
Edition : 15
Size: 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches
Price: $425.00

Jenny Schmid : Harpies

JENNY SCHMID

Harpies' Revenge (Planned Obsolescense)

Medium: etching
Year: 2017
Edition : 25
Size: 11 x 17 3/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Jenny Schmid : Social Media Siren at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Social Media Siren

Medium: Etching
Year: 2016
Edition : 20
Size: 10 x 23 3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Jenny Schmid : The Wildness at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

The Wildness

Medium: Etching
Year: 2016
Edition : 16
Size: 22 x 15 3/4 inches
Price: $475.00

Jenny Schmid : Message in a Bottle at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Message in a Bottle

Medium: Etching
Edition : 15
Size: 14 1/4 x 29 3/4 inches
Price: $600.00

Jenny Schmid : Longboard Revolution at Davidson Galleries

JENNY SCHMID

Longboard Revolution

Medium: Linocut
Year: 2015
Edition : 25
Size: 24 3/8 x 121 inches
Price: $1500.00