An Attempt at Delineation
Rude Gallery, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO
Curated by Cortney Lane Stell
Schaefer 's installation is composed of several graphite drawings on mylar connected by neon green string. The installation reacts to the Rude Gallery space by physically connecting, with string, the light that comes through the building’s main window to the artworks within the gallery space. Schaefer’s work evokes a betweenenss of sorts through highlighting tensions between the “manufactured” and “real” and the “toxic” and “benign.” Most of Schaefer’s work investigates relationships between the macro and micro, internal and external, and the organic and synthetic. It is precisely her investigation into exchange between the concepts of relationship and difference that create a great tension in her work, both psychologically and formally.