Embodiment Session: Figure Drawing with Alex Schmidt
May 25 - May 25, 2022
Performer Alex Schmidt (née Body Confidence) responds to exhibitions Not Me, Not That, Not Nothing Either (on view through June 24, 2022) and Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm (on view through August 14, 2022) with an evening of life drawing. Channeling the works on view, Schmidt invites participants to join them in "reinterpreting existing cultural images" by creating a community-generated wealth of figure drawings. Materials will be provided; you are also welcome to bring your own (however paint, charcoal, and chalk pastels are not permitted.)
Alex Schmidt is an artist, educator, and collaborator whose work imagines the body as both medium and subject. Schmidt has performed at MoMA PS1, the Kitchen, PERFORMA, and La Mama. Schmidt has exhibited sculptures as part of solo exhibitions at Leslie-Lohman Museum (2018) and Rachel Comey (2016). Schmidt is the Co-Founder of @dykesoccer and Founder of @fallintothegay. They have taught improv comedy and clay play to senior citizens as a SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence (2018 + 2019). Schmidt has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, The Guardian, Paper Magazine, Girls Like Us, Office Magazine, them, Dazed Digital, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Art 21.