A Group Exhibition Curated by Kristine Schomaker
On View January 22 to February 17th

Opening/Artist Talk January 22nd 3pm PST
Zoom Link Here

Art can be dangerous. Sometimes on purpose- sometimes… Well, accidents happen. I have friends who use fireworks in their art, some use fire, others have used guns. But I find the real danger is the Exacto Knife. Ouch. Those paper cuts are vicious!! 

I have been wanting to curate a show of cut art for a while. Cut art may be different from collage, but it is also the same. What do you do with the cut pieces? Do you glue them? Hang them? Tape them to the wall individually? (I do that) 

This online exhibition featuring over 100 works is a poetic, rhythmic, romp through the act of cutting up material in order to create something beautiful, political, serene and imaginative. My main focus in curating the exhibition was on more unconventional, non-traditional modes of collage while examining and exploring how artists cut up their work to tell creative stories. I selected work that spoke to eachother and curated the show based on these conversations.

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Mix Tape, paper, 9 Inches x 9 Inches x 1 Inches, $100, 2022

Bridget Henry
Omens, Not For Sale, 2021
Miracles, Not For Sale, 2019
Eclipse, Not For Sale, 2017

Pennie Fien
The Sisterhood of Essential Workers, Papers,Old Metal Tray,Lace,Cord,Vinyl Placemat,Pencil,Marker, 16.5 Inches x 9.5 Inches x 1 Inches, $275, 2021

Christy O’Connor
She Is the Storm, She Is the Thunder, and the Quake, Mixed Media Analog Collage, 18 Inches x 18 Inches, $3500, 2021

Jennifer Riggs
Cuts, Textile Sculptural Collage, 16 Inches x 12 Inches x 3 Inches, $250, 2022

Kristine Schomaker is a multidisciplinary artist, art historian, publisher, curator and mentor living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA in Art History and MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge where she studied under Betty Ann Brown and Samantha Fields. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox Arts, a support network that focuses on creating community and offering mentorship and resources to artists.

Kristine is also the publisher of Art and Cake, a contemporary L.A. Art Magazine focusing on underrepresented artists and exhibitions. Kristine has taught art history at Antelope Valley College and Pasadena City College, formed an artist collective in Los Angeles and has organized and curated numerous art exhibitions throughout Southern California. Kristine is currently the president of the CSUN Arts Alumni Association.

Exhibiting her work since the late 1990’s, Kristine has been featured in numerous exhibitions including most recently, group shows at Bermudez Projects, Coastline Art Gallery, Golden West College, Coastline Community College, Keystone Art Space, LAVA Projects, San Diego Art Institute, Launch LA, Surrogate Projects, 18th Street Art Center, Durden and Ray, USC Keck, Blue Roof Studios, Monte Vista Projects, Finishing Concepts, PØST, Brainworks Gallery, BLAM, MuseuMM; Torrance Art Museum, I-5 Gallery, Angel City Brewery. She has also had these solo exhibitions: “Perceive Me” at Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery CSULA, Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo, Coastline Art Gallery in Newport Beach; “Plus” at Ark Gallery in Altadena and Moorpark Community College; “Mirror, Mirror!” Gallery H Phantom Galleries LA Hawthorne, California; “A Comfortable Skin,” Kerckhoff Hall Art Gallery UCLA, presented by UCLA Cultural Arts Commission Los Angeles California; and “Ce n’est pas une peinture,” TRACTIONARTS, Los Angeles, California.

Shoebox Arts is an arts organization focused on supporting and empowering artists, building community, offering peer mentorship, PR/marketing strategies and social media management. Shoebox Projects is our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies and representation.