When: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 27 2015
Through her artistic practice, Schmidt explores concepts of direction, wilderness, spiritual guidance, and exploration. When her grandfather passed away, her family inherited his old brass compass. Inside the lid, her grandfather had etched the words, “Black North.” This phrase led Schmidt to imagine it as a clue to an undiscovered place, one only her grandfather knew about. She later found out the words were just a reminder that the arrow for North on the compass was black, yet the notion of Black North still influenced her toward wild and mysterious landscapes, which she creates in her paintings.